ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – National Rural Hospital Association

ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports Series – National Rural Hospital Association

November 20, 2020

For the next post in the ACUTE CARE, INC. Supports series, we have chosen the National Rural Hospital Association.

We are proud members of this important organization, and derive considerable benefit from the information we receive and the advocacy they accomplish on behalf of our hospital partners.

As an introduction, we can not improve on the way the NRHA outlines their purpose and mission on their website:

  • The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members.
  • The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.
  • NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

While the benefit provided by the NRHA is comprehensive, I would like to focus on two resources that deserve the spotlight.

The NRHA maintains a robust and influential advocacy effort that targets issues of import to our rural partners. A more comprehensive explanation is available on their website, but two resources are highlighted here:

  • The NRHA maintains an email distribution list that allows for dissemination of breaking news and in-real-time collaboration.
  • In a loop back to last week’s post regarding the Rural Emergency Hospital post, the NRHA maintains a carefully curated and effective set of resources at their NRHA Save Rural Hospitals Action Center 

Two other NHRA resources of note are

  1. The RuralHealth Voices blog. We use this tool to stay abreast of breaking news and content of interest associated with the rural health niche.
  2. The value of the NRHA COVID-19 Technical Assistance Center, is, I trust self-evident. I have found material here that wasn’t readily available elsewhere.

ACUTE CARE, INC. is a proud member of the National Rural Hospital Association, and believes that the organization is worthy of your support, and is an authoritative resource on issues of import to anyone interested in supporting rural healthcare.

Paul Hudson, FACHE
Chief Operating Officer