Honoring the people making a rural difference

In conjunction with National Rural Health Day, the National Organization of the State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) established its annual Community Star Recognition Program in 2015 to tell the stories of people and organizations who make a difference in rural communities. Since then, these inspiring stories have been shared nationwide on National Rural Health Day, honoring more than 300 rural health stars.

Community Star stories

When you read the Community Star stories from years past, it is clear they are a picture of the positive aspects of life in rural America.

As you turn each page, you will not only read about a group of dynamic and impressive individuals and organizations; you will gain a better understanding of the value of your State Office of Rural Health. 

2023 Community Stars

In celebration of National Rural Health Day, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) proudly unveiled the 2023 Community Stars. They exemplify the true spirit of collaboration, turning challenges into opportunities, ensuring access to quality care, and fostering a sense of unity and support within our rural communities. 

Though no longer producing an e-book of Stars, the Community Stars program gives much-deserved attention to those who embody the “Power of Rural!”