The Idaho Rural Health Association provides leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication and education. Individual, organizational and student members receive news bulletins and action alerts of interest to rural health advocates, as well as invitations to policy events and discounts on conference fees. Read more about member benefits and strategic priorities here, in our membership flyer. The 2017 Rural Health Hero Award was presented to Katrina Hoff, director of Idaho Area Health Education Center, at the IRHA Annual Meeting and Awards Reception on Tuesday, November 7 at The Riverside Hotel in Boise. Read more about the award and the event here.
Over 60 million Americans live in rural and frontier communities. Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, but these communities also have unique healthcare needs, which is why the National Organization of State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday
of every November – November 16th, 2017 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day!
Visit our 2017 NRHD Photo Contest web page
to see this year's entries and winners. Submissions were reviewed by a committee and judged on creativity, originality, photo quality and how well the photo communicates the concept of rural health in Idaho. We awarded one first-place prize and two second-place prizes this year. All photo contest winners were from Minidoka Memorial Hospital in Rupert.