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Nov. 20, 2014

OSU-CHS celebrates National Rural Health Day

Johnny Stephens, interim vice president for research and chief operating officer, right, speaks at the National Rural Health Day celebration this morning in Founders Hall with Chad Landgraf, GIS specialist, left, and Jeff Hackler, assistant to the dean for rural service programs.Johnny Stephens, interim vice president for research and chief operating officer, right, speaks at the National Rural Health Day celebration this morning in Founders Hall with Chad Landgraf, GIS specialist, left, and Jeff Hackler, assistant to the dean for rural service programs.

OSU-CHS is celebrating National Rural Health Day today to bring awareness of the millions of Americans who live in small towns, farming communities and frontier areas and have limited access to medical care.

The spirit of the annual event closely aligns with the OSU Center for Rural Health’s efforts to recruit, educate and train physicians who will practice in rural communities, advocate for rural health programs and conduct research to ensure rural Oklahoma has access to quality, affordable health care.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of each November to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America and bringing to light the unique healthcare challenges rural citizens face.


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