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With nearly half of Mississippi’s rural hospitals at risk of closing, we, as community leaders, must remain forward-thinking and progressive in our efforts to address access to quality health care. in rural Mississippi.
In 2015, Governor Phil Bryant signed a proclamation declaring November 20 of each year Mississippi Rural Health Day. As we strive for rural development to improve access to quality healthcare, we appreciate and appreciate the beauty of what is “rural”. The rural setting is a unique one with natural resources for abundance and community for all. These communities are vital to Mississippi’s economic and social well-being.
The Mississippi Office of Rural Health and Primary Care (MORHPC) encourages partners, providers, and employers to celebrate MS Rural Health Day as we all strive to continue making an impact in the lives of rural Mississippians. We support, recognize, and encourage the passionate and selfless efforts of Mississippi’s rural healthcare providers, employers, and community leaders.
It’s Time to Take Action and Make an Impact Mississippi! We will continue to be a catalyst for change in rural communities across the state by promoting change, encouraging innovation, and challenging the status quo.
- Spear-heading Innovation – Developing best practices for recruiting and retaining physicians in your rural community
- Encourage Innovation – Create safe spaces and opportunities for providers to expand their professional skill set
- Challenging the Status-quo – Practicing nursing cultural competence in health care and community settings
The Mississippi Office of Rural Health and Primary Care invites you to join us in celebrating Mississippi Rural Health Day to highlight the continued efforts of rural healthcare providers, employers, and partners to address the unique situation and health care challenges for rural Mississippians. This open-house event will be held on Monday, November 20 from 10am – 3pm, where we will honor our rural community heroes, recognize the efforts of rural stakeholders, and celebrate rural Mississippi! It’s Time to Take Action and Make an Impact! Let’s Celebrate Rural Power!
10:00 am – 3P:00 am, November 20, 2023
Mississippi State Department of Health
570 East Woodrow Wilson Drive
Jackson, MS 39216
Osborne Room 150
Last reviewed on Sep 26, 2023