Past Stars

NOSORH’s annual Community Star recognition program is one of the most popular features of National Rural Health Day. Each person, coalition, and organization selected to be their state’s Community Star represents the faces and grassroots initiatives that are working to address the social determinants of health and improve the lives of those who call rural their home.

Interactive Features

Though no longer producing an e-book, the interactive features give much-deserved attention to those who embody the “Power of Rural.”


From 2015 to 2022, Stars were honored in e-books. Take a glimpse into some of the stories from the past.

2022 Edition

2021 Edition

2020 Edition

2019 Edition

2018 Edition

2017 Edition

2016 Edition

2015 Edition