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Maryland Rural Health Day


CONTACT: Charlotte Davis, 410.841.5774

Thursday, November 17, 2016 has been proclaimed National Rural Health Day by the National Organizations of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH), as a way to showcase the good work of America’s 62 million rural citizens and to promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health, and other partners in addressing rural health concerns. In addition, Governor Hogan has issued a proclamation to proclaim November 17, 2016 as Maryland Rural Health Day.

In celebration of Maryland Rural Health Day, The Maryland State of Office of Rural Health (SORH) would like to take this opportunity to share how SORH is addressing health issues in rural Maryland. The Maryland SORH is planning to mark the occasion by hosting a webinar on November 17th, Noon – 2 pm. Webinar information and registration can be accessed at the following link:

The Rural Maryland Council (RMC) has a Health Care Committee that has been active over the years focusing on health care issues such as, work force shortages, rural access to prescription medications, scope of practice regulations and the feasibility of developing a statewide telehealth consortium. Currently, the Committee has focused its attention on mental health and its access through the application of telemedicine, particularly, adolescent depression and mood disorders. The RMC Health Care Committee culminated its activities with a 2015 – 2016 Executive Summary, which can be accessed at the following link on our website:

The RMC operates under the direction of a 40-member executive board in a nonpartisan and nondiscriminatory manner. It serves as the state’s federally designated rural development council and functions as a voice for rural Maryland, advocating for and helping rural communities and businesses across the state to flourish and to gain equity to its suburban and urban counterparts. The vision for RMC is the ultimate realization that residents in rural communities are achieving success in education and employment, have access to affordable, quality health care and other vital public services, and live in an environment where natural and cultural resources are being sustained for future generations.

As part of the National Rural Health Day and Maryland Rural Health Day celebration, we would like to request your assistance in sharing the Maryland SORH webinar event.