The CMS Office of Minority Health welcomes your participation in promoting observances throughout the year to raise awareness about health issues affecting people across our nation. Share our resources on prevention, health equity, and research about health disparities.
CMS OMH recognizes National Rural Health Day
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) celebrates National Rural Health Day and the unique challenges experienced by each community in rural areas, Tribal nations, the territories, and other geographically isolated areas.
We take pride in our work to address the unique health care needs of the more than 61 million Americans who live in rural, Tribal, frontier, and geographically isolated communities throughout the year. Rural communities often face challenges with access to care, financial viability, and the critical link between health care and economic development. This year, we are collaborating with various organizations that work with different types of rural communities to share feedback around CMS OMH initiatives, and ensure our resources continue to help residents of rural communities achieve their optimal health.
As CMS OMH reaffirms our commitment to advancing health equity for those in rural, Tribal, frontier, and geographically isolated areas, we recently released our annual summary report, which exemplifies CMS’s work to improve health care quality, outcomes, and access in these communities. Advancing Health Equity in Rural, Tribal, and Geographically Isolated Communities: FY 2023 Year in Review (PDF) outlines the steps CMS has taken over the past year to support the health needs of rural populations.
On National Rural Health Day and beyond, CMS recognizes the need to ensure those residing in rural communities can achieve their highest level of health. Explore the resources below to learn how you can better serve these communities throughout the year.
Visit our Rural Health webpage to explore rural health resources, reports, and publications that share information about rural, Tribal, frontier, and geographically isolated communities.
Share the Rural Health Information Hub to help program organizers develop programs designed for rural communities and learn more about issues affecting Americans living in rural areas.
For more information about rural health:
- Subscribe to the CMS Rural Health listserv to keep up with the latest news on rural health programs and policy.
- Visit the CMS Rural Health Clinics Center, which serves as a hub for information on rural health clinics, including educational resources, policy regulations, and billing/payment-related fact sheets.