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National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to "Celebrate the Power of Rural" by honoring the selfless, community-minded, "can do" spirit that prevails in rural America.

Today more than ever, rural communities must address accessibility issues, a lack of health care providers, the needs of an aging population suffering from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of uninsured and underinsured citizens. Rural community health care providers have both an opportunity and a challenge to provide innovative, affordable and holistic primary care.

Their work serves as a model for the rest of the country to follow as we transition to wellness-based health care.