Dedicated to improving access to quality healthcare for rural Montana by providing collaborative leadership and resources to healthcare and community organizations.

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Rural Hospital and Clinic Programs

Our core programs consist of the Community Health Services Development (CHSD), Practice Operations National Database (POND), and Lean programs.


Small Rural Hospital  Improvement Grant Program (SHIP)

The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) provides funds to more than 1,600 participating hospitals in 47 participating State Offices of Rural Health (SORH).


Montana Rural Health Association (MRHA)

MRHA's mission is to promote a healthy rural Montana by addressing issues of healthcare delivery, health professions education, public health education, health services, rural health research, and health policy through national, state, and community leadership.


National Rural Health Day

Each year the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health and its partners set aside the third Thursday of November to celebrate National Rural Health Day (NRHD). 


Rural Health Initiative (RHI)

The Montana Rural Health Initiative (RHI) is a collaborative effort to create a dynamic network linking prevention and community-based wellness programs throughout Montana.



The Montana Office of Rural Health is supported by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official view of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.