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Nominate colleagues for NRHA's 2015 Rural Health Awards

Each year NRHA honors outstanding individuals and organizations who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. Previous recipients have forged innovative programs, services and solutions while improving... more

2015 NRHA leadership candidates

Four members are vying to be NRHA's president-elect.
Multiple others are nominated for board and Rural Health Congress positions.
Review each candidate's nomination submission in advance of the voting period beginning Oct. 28. more


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Brock A. Slabach, MPH, FACHE

Brock A. Slabach, MPH, FACHE

David Lee, JD

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  • Brock A. Slabach, MPH, FACHE

    A funny thing happened on the way to the forum

    Hospitals & Health Systems

    The National Quality Forum (NQF) that is (not the 1966 Zero Mostel classic as in the title of this blog). On February...

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    How can Healthcare benefit from the "End of Life" conversation?

    Health Care Reform: The Rural Perspective

    I believe it is important to note the benefit directly attributable to the early adoption of the "End of Life" conversation...

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    Many Rural Health Clinics included on Essential Community Providers list

    The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy announced that for the 2016 Marketplace insurance plan year, the Centers...


NRHA monitors ACA case

Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in King v. Burwell. The question before the court was whether subsidies for the purchase of health insurance on an insurance exchange can be legally provided to people in the states that have not established state exchanges, relying instead on the federal health insurance marketplace. The Affordable Care [...]

NRHA calls for Congress to protect important rural programs

Millions of rural Americans, and rural Medicare beneficiaries, depend on their local hospitals to access primary, acute, and emergency care. If the Medicare Dependent Hospital and Low-Volume Hospital programs expire, hundreds of rural communities will be exposed to a reduction of services in their local facility, job loss, or worse —closure of their local hospital. [...]

NRHA applauds Ways and Means Committee for Medicare markup

The Ways and Means Committee favorably reported four Medicare bills in a markup held today. In his opening statement, Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) emphasized the bipartisan nature of the bills, saying  “when we have a chance to find common ground – to move our country forward – we shouldn’t shy away from that.” The bills [...]

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    Grassroots Call PowerPoint

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    Thank you for joining us on today's Grassroots call. The PowerPoint from the call is attached. A...

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    Critical rural health programs to expire

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    A number of critical rural health programs will expire next month if Congress does not act to extend...

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  • Brock A. Slabach, MPH, FACHE

    Veterans Choice Program Webinar--March 3, 2015 at...

    Posted in: Grassroots Advocacy...

    Please join the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) for the Veterans Choice Program Webinar...

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    Grassroots Advocacy Webinar Wednesday

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    Register today to join NRHA's free grassroots advocacy webinar at noon EST on Wednesday, Feb. 25....


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    Gail Nickerson

    Adventist Health
    Roseville, CA

    88 Points

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    Teresa Wall

    Mission Health System
    Marion, NC

    74 Points

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    Laurel Ford Smith

    Baystate Health
    Springfield, MA

    65 Points