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MRHA 2022 Conference

Please join us for our annual rural health conference August 9-10, 2022. Our expected audiences consist of hospitals, clinicians, physicians, FQHC’s, health departments, in-home & community front line workers, community & social agencies, policy makers, CEO’s, CFO’s, transportation & ambulance professionals, insurance & investment brokers, health law attorneys, among other professionals in attendance. The conference will be held at the Lodge at Old Kinderhook in Camdenton, Missouri.


Download the event agenda. For more information, email or call (571) 616-2740.


Conference speakers are needed! If interested, complete the Call for Presenters application.


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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.

Registration now open: Missouri Rural Behavioral Health Summit

The summit, in partnership with MRHA and the Missouri Behavioral Health Council, will take place June 15, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn and Expo Center in Columbia, MO. This event is designed to bring rural communities together to discuss behavioral health topics to provide training, tools, and engagement in different areas, including suicide prevention, trauma informed practices, substance use prevention and addressing the issues with access and workforce in the rural communities. Learn more about exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities and register as an exhibitor.

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Customized Caregiver Training and Relief Program

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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.
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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.

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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


Join in-person from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on:

June 6 – Cape Girardeau Public Library. Register by May 26.

June 10 – Macon County Fairgrounds. Register by June 1.

June 13 – Daviess County Library. Register by June 1.


May 10-13, 2022. Hybrid event held virtually and in-person in Albuquerque, NM. Register Here.

Save the Date: MRHA 2022 Conference

August 9-10, 2022, the Lodge at Old Kinderhook, Camdenton, MO. Speakers are needed, apply by April 1.

It's Time to Renew Your Membership!

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

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