Thanks to All Attendees

Thanks, Sponsors!

MRHA Conference 2022 was a huge success. A big thank you to all who attended, those who presented, our staff, partners, and sponsors.


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Join the new MRHA Community Platform!

The Missouri Rural Health Association has launched a new community platform to allow collaboration with peers to share strategic advice, solve challenges and develop new approaches. MRHA’s new platform also allows access to a plethora of resources, news and funding opportunities. MRHA’s communication pipeline provides individuals and communities with information and tools to understand health care issues and their role in shaping and improving their community. This exclusive platform is only available to MRHA members. Become an MRHA member.

MRHA Employment Opportunities: Apply Today

MRHA is currently hiring for two positions: Director of Finance and a Community Health Worker (CHW). The Director of Finance position is responsible for the oversight of  financial systems including finance, accounting, information technology, and physical infrastructure. The CHW provides social support and informal counseling as well as advocates for individuals and community health needs specifically for families caretaking for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s. Qualifications vary based on position and experience.

Health News & Policy Updates

COVID-19 Vaccines Available for Ages 6 Months and Older

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Customized Caregiver Training and Relief Program

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Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Now Available.

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

The rules have changed.

Learn more.

What We Do

Our Services


Whether it’s connecting partners with resources, utilizing MRHA’s outreach channels, or providing education, we are here to serve our rural communities.


Our annual conference events convene the best and the brightest speakers and presenters. Stay connected for the latest news and information.


We connect rural health agencies and consumers with rides to doctor visits through our HealthTran program. Find out how you can partner with MRHA.


MRHA provides Rural Communities Opioid Program (RCORP) technical assistance with help from state and federal agencies. Learn more.
What Drives Us

Our Mission

MRHA’s mission is to safeguard and improve the health of rural Missourians. MRHA accomplishes its mission by engaging in partnerships and providing leadership on rural issues through advocacy, communication and education. Read our Title V Policy.

Get Involved

Looking to join a dynamic group of professionals committed to improving health outcomes in rural communities? The Missouri Rural Health Association is the organization for you. From our HealthTran program to technical assistance, work with opioid use disorder (OUD), and our annual conferences, we continue to expand capacity to help our members serve their rural constituents.


Upcoming Events

Engaging Parents Around Pediatric Vaccines and Building Vaccine Confidence

Aug. 18, 2022. Join the digital dialogue to learn about new tools to help engage parents in this important conversation. Register here.

Exploring the Maternal Mental Health Hotline and 988 Crisis Hotline

Aug. 17, 2022.  This webinar explores the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline, the 988 Suicide Prevention Crisis Lifeline, and opportunities for public health agency partnerships. Register here.

Farmworker Outreach Promising Practices: Lessons from the Field

Aug. 18, 2022. Experts will share outreach practices and key strategies around farmworker outreach practices. Presented in Spanish with interpretation in English. Register Today.

It's Time to Renew Your Membership!

Annual dues are now due. To get started, complete the MRHA membership renewal form. Renew, today.

A Message from Melissa VanDyne

Ready to Serve

How Can MRHA Help?

As MRHA’s executive director, my goal is to listen to concerns, ask questions and work with our board, partners, and members to help address community needs. I will work alongside community leaders and connect them with resources that make a positive impact. MRHA is here to help.

Let’s Work Together

There’s a renewed momentum behind MRHA that’s promoting growth. Whether it’s expanding service offerings, increasing integrated marketing efforts to promote the association or equipping our members with more resources, this momentum is sure and steady..

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