Key Messages & Data Points

The Key Messages & Data Points resource is made available each year to educate various stakeholders on the realities of rural through stories and data. Though the statistics and facts presented in this resource do not tell the whole story, they are essential to understand when developing policies and programs that affect the health of rural communities.

NOSORH extends appreciation to the contributors who have played a pivotal role in shaping the rural health data presented here.

NRHD Key Messages

The featured rural-relevant data aligns with the three key messages of National Rural Health Day:

Rural America offers a beautiful and challenging landscape, requiring unique approaches.

Rural America is a great place for mission-minded health professionals to provide individualized care.

Rural America is fueling an innovative rural health infrastructure.