Rural Advocacy and Policy

America’s rural hospitals are committed to serving their communities and ensuring local access to high-quality, affordable health care. The AHA is working to ensure federal policies and regulations are updated for 21st century innovation and care delivery, and new resources are invested in rural communities to protect access.

On this page, you can find our most up to date rural advocacy agenda, our rural report, the latest AHA regulatory advisories, comment letters, fact sheets and more.

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2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda

2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda Cover

View and download the 2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda here.

Rural Health Special Bulletin; December 23, 2020

Rural Health Special Bulletin; December 23, 2020

View and download the Rural Health Special Bulletin here.

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Provisions to Help Rural Hospitals

Provisions to Help Rural Hospitals

View and download the CARES Fact Sheet here.



Additional Resources

                        Rural Voices Video

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