NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance

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.

Health Equity
(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.

Behavioral Health
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.

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Membership Information

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.

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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.

Member Resources

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Links to Past Zoom Meetings


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: