Governor Ducey Proclaims Nov. 21 Arizona Rural Health Day
On November 21, 2019 many health and social services organizations throughout Arizona will celebrate Rural Health Day in Arizona, proclaimed by Governor Doug Ducey. The Arizona Rural Health Association has partnered with the Center for Rural Health at the University of Arizona to promote activities throughout the state on this day.
We are especially encouraging rural organizations to join us in celebrating the power of rural and become involved in advocating to advance health care in rural communities.
Organizations are being asked to showcase their support for National Rural Health Day and to implement ideas such as those listed below:
- Answer the organization's telephone on November 21 by saying, "Hello, Happy Rural Health Day"
- Plan a group run or some other kind of fitness activity
- Do something healthy that day like eat more vegetables, bike instead of drive to work, get your blood pressure or cholesterol checked, etc.
- Write a letter to the editor of you local newspaper and share the attached Proclamation, or contact a local legislator to stress the importance of addressing the health needs of rural communities
- Enroll in the Arizona legislature Right to Speak (RTS) request system in order to give feedback to legislators on bills under consideration
- Connect to the websites of the Arizona Rural Health Association and the AzCRH