Missouri Rural Health Association
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A Message

From Board President,
                 Tim Shryack

Dear Members and Supporters

It is with great pleasure that I reach out to you as the President of the Missouri Rural Health Association Board. As we step into a new chapter, I am filled with enthusiasm and a deep sense of commitment to the mission of the Missouri Rural Health Association.

Our organization has long been a pillar of support for rural communities across Missouri, and it is my honor to share with you the exciting developments that lie ahead. The Board has engaged in thoughtful reflection and strategic planning, and we are thrilled to announce a new direction for the Missouri Rural Health Association that aligns with our commitment to enhancing the well-being of rural residents.

In the spirit of innovation and collaboration, we are embarking on a journey that will see us explore novel approaches to address the unique challenges faced by rural communities. We recognize the ever-changing landscape of healthcare and are dedicated to being at the forefront of initiatives that bring about positive change.

Our vision is clear – to build a healthier, more resilient rural Missouri. Through enhanced partnerships, advocacy efforts, and community engagement, we aim to foster an environment where every individual, regardless of their geographic location, has access to quality healthcare services. We will leverage technology, research, and the expertise of our members to create sustainable solutions that will stand the test of time.

This transformative journey is an invitation to each one of you. As we navigate this path, we are acutely aware that our success depends on the collective efforts of our members, stakeholders, and partners. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of rural communities, and I invite each one of you to join us in this exciting journey.

I am confident that the Missouri Rural Health Association will continue to be a beacon of hope and support for those who need it the most. Let us embrace the challenges ahead with determination, and let our actions reflect the unwavering commitment we hold for the betterment of rural health.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to the shared successes and achievements that lie ahead.


Counties Served

MRHA Conferences

HealthTran Partners

Volunteer Drivers

What Drives Us

Our Mission

Providing leadership on rural priorities through advocacy, partnerships, and education.

A Collaborative Approach

Our Partners

MRHA’s HealthTran partners collectively cover 17 counties in Missouri — and growing. Partners include Missouri Rural Health Association, Northwest Health Services, West Central Community Action Agency, and Your Community Health Care.

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Why Join?

Reasons Why
RHA is dedicated to improving the lives of rural Missourians.

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.

MRHA has the bench depth to help your organization maximize advocacy initiatives, develop strategic plans, among other benefits.

MRHA members receive automatic 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.
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, 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.