From Board President, Patricia Miller
Let’s Lift Up the Underserved, Together.
Over the next few years, we intend to honor our past directors and members by finalizing a strategic plan that includes the vision for expanding MRHA’s depth for engaging and serving our members and partners throughout Missouri. MRHA continues to grow its infrastructure and programming, while remaining committed to sustainable and fiscally sound growth. MRHA’s mission is simply stated, “To safeguard and improve the health of rural Missourians.” Today, more than ever, we need partners, members, and leaders to promote rural issues through advocacy, communication, and education. Please join us.
What Drives Us
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.
A Collaborative Approach
MRHA’s HealthTran partners collectively cover 17 counties in Missouri — and growing. Partners include Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri, Northwest Health Services, West Central Community Action Agency, and Your Community Health Care.
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Four Reasons Why
One. MRHA is dedicated to improving the lives of rural Missourians.
Two. MRHA consists of a group of dynamic professionals who are in the trenches, daily, creating and executing programs that improve the vitality of rural communities.
Three. MRHA has the bench depth to help your organization maximize advocacy initiatives, develop strategic plans, support efforts to address opioid use disorder, improve health outcomes by connecting patients with transportation through its HealthTran program, among other benefits.
Four. MRHA members receive discounted admission to its Annual Conference. Your membership dues pay for itself.
What is MRHA?
The Missouri Rural Health Association is a nonprofit, grassroots, member-driven organization. Its 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.
What services are offered?
Currently, MRHA offers the HealthTran program that connects health care providers with reliable transportation for the patients. Plans are underway to expand this program to include other industries. The goal is to address inherent transportation barriers in rural communities.
Additionally, MRHA offers opioid use disorder (OUD) technical assistance by serving as the clearing house for OUD resource connections and referrals. For more information, contact Melissa Van Dyne at 573.616.2740.
How can my organization benefit?
Organizations and businesses that join MRHA benefit by accessing an instant network of players in rural health care, attendance at the Annual Conference, access to marketing and strategic planning support through MRHA’s partner base, access to the HealthTran program, among other benefits. To learn more, contact MRHA Executive Director Melissa Van Dyne at 573.616.2740. Visit our Membership page to learn more.
How do organizations become members?
To learn more about becoming a member, visit our Membership page.