On the third Thursday of November every year, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of recognition for those who serve the vital health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities, estimated to be 1 in 5 Americans. NOSORH is the member organization serving all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) with Maryland headquartered in Baltimore.
SORHs provide support to rural hospitals, clinics, and first responders in several ways including technical assistance, funding that supports workforce development, population health management, quality improvement initiatives, and more.
In 2015, NOSORH asked SORHs to nominate hospital and emergency first responder teams, community health, and volunteer service heroes on the front lines of rural health who were making a positive impact on rural lives. Soon after the stories started coming, the book of National Rural Health Day Community Stars was published.
Pam Gantt, Jennifer Hunt, and Wanda Mahoney will appear in the 2018 edition that will be available on the https://www.PowerofRural.org website, the official hub for National Rural Health Day and the Power of Rural movement, beginning November 15, 2018.
The Charles County Department of Health and Charles County Government are proud to highlight the accomplishments and successes of the Charles County Mobile Integrated Healthcare Team. In addition, the work of the team will be showcased during a webinar hosted by the Maryland State Office of Rural Health on National Rural Health Day.
For more information about the programs and services at the Charles County Department of Health, visit charlescountyhealth.org or call Linda Warren, Public Information Officer, at 301-609-6759.