National Rural Health Day

On National Rural Health Day, the AHA celebrates rural hospitals’ dedication to ensuring communities can access the care they need especially under the National Public Health Emergency for COVID-19. Rural hospitals are reaching beyond their four walls to keep their communities healthy, and the AHA is honored to serve and represent them as we continue our work to advance health in America. Our focus is on eliminating disparities, increasing access points and blazing pathways to recovery.


Faces of rural health care. Our slide show honors the hard work rural hospitals and health systems put in day after day to keep their doors open and access to care local. Thanks to all who contributed photos, stories and experiences we captured here.