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Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) is vested in the success of the organizations we serve. Living and working in rural Missouri has its intricacies. Our goal is to connect our constituents with partnerships, resources, technical assistance, advocacy support, and other tools to help them address community needs. Free transportation to COVID-19 vaccination appointments now available in 14 counties! To learn more, contact Mary Gordon.


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INVITATION: Missouri Rural Stakeholders Engagement Virtual Meeting

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)/Office of Intergovernmental and External Affairs Region 7 and the Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) invite partners and stakeholders to participate in quarterly engagement meetings to receive information on programs, technical resources, and funding opportunities available to rural organizations. These virtual engagement meetings are an opportunity for participants to hear from and network with various federal and state agencies and organizations serving rural communities. Join us for our first session, on Wednesday, November 10 from 12:00-1:00PM CDT. The HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) will present on new funding available through the American Rescue Plan

Mobility Management Certification Program Aims to Find Community Champions

In rural areas, both transportation and emergency services are severely lacking, sometimes creating a fatal impact. To fill transportation gaps in rural Missouri, the Missouri Rural Health Association (MRHA) hopes to help community champions expand their understanding of access barriers and create sustainable transportation solutions. MRHA partnered with Missouri University (MU) Extension and School of Medicine’s Office of Health, Outreach, Policy, and Education (HOPE) to deliver the Mobility Management Certification Program. This program uses participants’ lived experience and understanding of transportation in their communities to develop a tangible action plan to bridge transportation gaps across multiple networks. 

Health News & Policy Updates

caregiver training and relief program

Customized Caregiver Training and Relief Program

Missouri Rural Health Day is November 18

Celebrate the Power of Rural.

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Medicare Enrollment is open through Dec. 7th

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

The rules have changed.

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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

Missouri Rural Stakeholders Engagement Virtual Meeting

November 10 from 12:00-1:00PM CT, Zoom. Register Here.

Missouri Rural Health Day

November 18, 8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M., Jefferson City, MO. Register Here.

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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