Arizona Center for Rural Health Receives National Award of Excellence
The Arizona Center for Rural Health received the 2019 SORH Award of Excellence from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) at its annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NOSORH presents the award to a State Office of Rural Health making outstanding contributions to rural health. Nominations are made by NOSORH members, national rural health partners and other organizations.
Jennifer Peters, Program Manager for the Arizona State Office of Rural Health Program, accepted NOSORH’s 2019 Award of Excellence on behalf of the Center. She said, “The recognition from our national peers is a reflection of the vigorous efforts by the Arizona Center for Rural Health and its collaborators to promote health equity and address the health disparities faced by rural and underserved communities.”
Heather Carter, EdD, Associate Director for the Arizona Center for Rural Health, stated, “Arizonans living in our diverse, rural communities deserve high quality health care. Thanks to our many community partners we are able to identify and address unmet health needs in these areas and inform health policy at the local, state and federal levels.”
The Arizona Center for Rural Health serves Arizona through its core mission of over 40 years 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 Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP), Health Workforce & Data Analysis (CRHWorks), Arizona First Responders Initiative (FR-CARA), Data to Action and others. Learn more about the Arizona Center for Rural Health at www.crh.arizona.edu
NOSORH provides capacity building and support services to State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for rural Americans.
Learn more about NOSORH can be found at https://nosorh.org/about-nosorh/