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Join the Montana Office of Rural Health in Celebrating the Power of Rural for the 12th year!

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). NRHD is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural.”

Nearly 60 million people live and work in rural America. It is a great place to live and work, however, it produces unique health care challenges. NRHD helps educate about these challenges and highlights the innovation and collaboration used by health care providers to improve quality of care. Over the years, the fifty State Offices of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health have worked to improve health care in rural America. This year we hope to transform NRHD from a single day event into a sustainable movement. With your support, we can keep matters of rural health top of mind and in the hearts of those who can, and are, making a positive difference.

Email for a digital National Rural Health Day Toolkit including worksheets and coloring pages for kids!

Check out the National NRHD website


| Montana NRHD Contests, Awards, & Activities |



2023 Dr. Frank Newman Rural Health Award 

Application now open


Rural Photo Contest

Chance to win $75!



Host National Rural Health Day Activities

Chance to win $100!