New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities Celebrate the 12th Annual National Rural Health Day

Concord, New Hampshire – New Hampshire Hospital Association and Foundation for Healthy Communities will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the member organization for all 50 State Offices of Rural Health(SORH), and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day (NRHD) on Thursday, November 17, 2022. The NRHD theme for 2022 is, Driving Change and Going the Extra Mile.

NOSORH founded NRHD in 2011 to showcase the efforts of individuals and organizations going the extra mile to address the unique health care needs of rural communities. National Rural Health Day is an annual day of recognition which occurs on the third Thursday of November.

“New Hampshire’s rural hospitals support their communities by delivering high quality health care in very rural, underserved areas of the state,” stated Steve Ahnen, president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association. “In addition, rural hospitals also serve as economic engines for the communities they serve, often existing as the largest employers in their communities for generations of families,” he continued. Additional information about National Rural Health Day, including free stakeholder tools, registration for featured events, and the release of the 2022 Community Star eBook honoring individuals and organizations from 48 different states can be found at To learn more about NOSORH, visit

About the New Hampshire Hospital Association
Hospitals have been collaborating through the New Hampshire Hospital Association since 1934. The association’s mission is to provide leadership through advocacy, education, and information in support of its member hospitals and health care delivery systems as they strive to improve the health of the patients and communities they serve.

About the Foundation for Healthy Communities
The Foundation for Healthy Communities is a non-profit organization that builds healthier communities for all by leading partnerships, fostering collaboration, and creating innovative solutions to advance health and health care.


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