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Rural Health Workforce Development Conference

April 20-21, 2023 at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia, MO. 


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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 Search for Executive Director is Underway!

The Executive Director is responsible for implementing Board decisions and policies; strategic, program and operations planning; overseeing grant administration, internal and external leadership; and managing network and community relationships.  Additionally, the Executive Director is ultimately responsible for budgetary management; policies and procedures; and selection, development and performance management of staff through the respective Missouri Rural Health Association Directors. 

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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HHS Announces New $350 Million Initiative to Increase COVID-19 Vaccinations

Expansion of Children’s Mental Health Through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

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

Diabetes in Special and Vulnerable Populations: A National Learning Series

Thursday, December 15 – 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. CT

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Save the Date for the Missouri Rural Health Workforce Conference

April 20-21st, 2023 at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia, MO.


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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 Executive Director

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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