Nov. 20, 2014
OSU-CHS celebrates National Rural Health Day
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.