Thursday, November 3, 2016

Celebrating the power of rural on National Rural Health Day

Kansas will join the nation in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase rural America, increase awareness of rural health-related issues and promote the efforts of organizations, such as NOSORH, state offices of rural health and others, that address those issues.

Events recognizing National Rural Health Day and “Celebrating the Power of Rural” are being planned throughout the nation. The University of Kansas Medical Center Rural Health Education and Services (RHES) is planning to mark the occasion by hosting several events on November 17 throughout the state of Kansas. In Kansas City, a reception is planned in the Murphy Lobby from 1-2 p.m. In Wichita, the University of Kansas School of Medicine will hold a reception in the Sunflower Room from 1-3:30 p.m. At the KU School of Medicine-Salina campus, students will have a booth in the hospital cafeteria with refreshments and information on rural health from 11-1 p.m. Guests attending these events will also get the opportunity to vote for the winners of the Rural Kansas Photography Contest, an annual photo contest organized by RHES.

Since 1990, RHES has provided quality, responsive service to Kansas health care organizations, health care providers, communities and statewide associations. RHES coordinates a variety of programs and initiatives across the state to help improve health care in Kansas communities.

Additional information about National Rural Health Day can be found at To learn more about the KU events, visit

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