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The Pennsylvania Rural Health Association is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's rural citizens and communities. Through the combined efforts of individuals, organizations, professionals, and community leaders, the Association is a collective voice for rural health issues and a conduit for information and resources.


The goals of the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association are to:

  • Serve as an advocate for rural health development at the local, state, and federal levels
  • Maintain a coordinated rural health emphasis in federal, state, and local health policy development and implementation
  • Promote improved rural health services
  • Provide continuing education opportunities for rural health professionals
  • Improve awareness and public education of rural health issues.
  • Foster cooperative partnerships to improve rural health
  • Provide opportunities for leadership development through active membership involvement
  • Promote regulatory flexibility and effectiveness for rural health care providers
  • Promote the maintenance and enhancement of Pennsylvania's rural health infrastructure