NYSARH Rural Health Awards (Senator Patricia M. McGee Award, Dr. Gary Ogden Rural Health Practitioner of the Year Award, and Outstanding Rural Health Program) are being awarded this year during National Rural Health Day (November 19, 2020). 

Do you know an individual or an organization that has made a significant contribution to rural health?   2020 Rural Health Award nominations are due by October 15thSubmit your nomination today!  Please be sure to fill out a separate nomination form for each category or entry.

For more information about these awards and the 2019 recipients, please visit the NYSARH Awards page.

For more information about National Rural Health Day, please visit the Power of Rural website.

2020 Annual Conference
September 14 -17, 2020

Connecting to the New Rural Landscape 

We enjoyed seeing all of you virtually!
A conference recap will be available soon!

The NYSARH 2020 Summer Newsletter is now available!  

COVID-19 Resources

  • The NRHA takes seriously the impact that pandemics and public health emergencies have on their members and rural communities nationwide.
  • They will continue to advocate for rural communities to have the resources they need to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The NRHA has compiled free COVID-19 resources provided by the CDC, WHO, and other reputable organizations


The New York State Association for Rural Health is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, grassroots membership organization working to preserve and improve health and human services in rural New York State. NYSARH is a member of the National Rural Health Association.


Membership benefits include:

  • Networking opportunities

  • Discounts on the NYSARH conference and other events

  • Legislative advocacy /awareness of state and federal rural health issues