Recognized as North Carolina’s state rural health association by the National Rural Health Association, the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance is a coordinated network of administrative leaders and experienced practitioners representing rural health organizations and individuals. NCRHLA strives to improve the health of rural North Carolinians through education and strategic partnerships.
To learn more about membership:
- Download the Membership Dues Structure for 2021
- Download and complete the NCRHLA Membership Application
- Download the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance General Information Piece
Rural communities are unique. And the failure to address the particular strengths and challenges they face can result in poor health outcomes for the people living there. Because of these distinctions, it is important to consider and prioritize the rural perspective when addressing health disparities.
The NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance supports partnerships and strategies that improve health outcomes in rural North Carolina.
Whether it is reading the latest news regarding rural health, or accessing webinars and trainings from rural health thought leaders, let the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance connect you with membership resources that will help you advocate for your rural community.
Make a difference today. Join one of our work groups!
NCRHLA Work Groups
NCRHLA promotes collaboration by connecting and convening on matters of health, coordinated forums, and work groups to address and foster collaborative rural health solutions.
Rural Coalition Fighting COVID-19
Examine existing data on vaccination rates and social vulnerability areas and provide input on gaps in rural health engagement regarding population health and identify strategies for bridging the identified gaps.
(Existing members of the Health Access and SDOH work groups) Provide advice, guidance and recommendations that will address COVID-19 response and advance health equity in underserved, high-risk communities. This includes convening rural allies by creating social and physical environments that promote good health for all in rural North Carolina.
Convene individuals and organizations working in the behavioral health arena including substance abuse/misuse in NC and focus on the pandemic impact in rural communities. (Focus areas on access, quality, affordability, co-occurrence, social stressors.)
Policy and Legislation
Raise health issues affecting rural communities within the group and monitor actions of the NC General Assembly as they pertain to rural health throughout our state. This includes assisting staff with development of a legislative agenda each year.
Our organization relies on a broad set of member/partners. They are the fuel that drives our mission and without them NCRHLA cannot function. While members can be organizations or individuals, rural or urban, North Carolinian or otherwise, they are all committed to vibrant rural places with equal access to health and health care.
Or, keep reading to see how you can take advantage of NCRHLA membership benefits!
Member Newsletter – Timely bulletins on health-related information, efforts of the NCRHLA, and updates on member services and opportunities are provided regularly through the NCRHLA member list-serv.
Educational Opportunities – The NCRHLA offers webinars throughout the year on topics that impact rural health. In addition to being able to participate in the live session, the webinars are recorded and available for viewing at any time after the live session.
The NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance also hosts an annual conference. Members can attend the conference at a discounted registration fee. This one-day conference is an opportunity to connect with other members from across the state, share ideas, and learn from speakers who present on a variety of topics.
Legislative Updates – Legislative updates appear in our newsletter and links to other policy resources can be found on the Policy page of this website.
Networking – The Alliance provides an opportunity to meet with other health care professionals to share information and experiences. The NCRHLA is also a communication link with the National Rural Health Association.
Membership – NCRHLA’s diverse membership shall be composed of individual members, students and organizations/associations/corporations interested in supporting and providing leadership on rural health issues through, advocacy, collaboration, and education.
Have you signed up to receive the bi-weekly NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance Review? If not, sign up today!
Links to Past Zoom Meetings
- Feb. 19, 2021 NCRHLA Quarterly Meeting
- Sept. 8, 2020 Zoom Meeting
- August 25, 2020 Zoom Meeting
- Aug. 11, 2020 Zoom Meeting
- July 28, 2020 Zoom Meeting
- June 25, 2020 Steering Committee Meeting
MedServe Webinar Recording
Did you miss the MedServe webinar held on Aug. 28th? No worries! You can learn more about this two-year fellowship program that places promising future providers in NC’s medically underserved communities: