The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) serves Arizona through its core mission to improve the health and wellness of Arizona’s rural and underserved populations. It houses programs including the State Office of Rural Health AzSORH, the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program AzFlex, the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program AzSHIP, and the Western Region Public Health Training Center WRPHTC, AzCRH Navigator Consortium, Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone SHARE and the Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative.
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 16, 2017 – to celebrate National Rural Health Day. First and foremost, National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.
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