Marion Health will join the National Organization of State Offices
of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in
National Rural Health Day onThursday, November 21, 2019.
Marion Health staff will be reaching out to our community and offering services and
education, specifically handwashing and cold/flu information, in our local schools.
NRHD reminds us that rural communities face unique healthcare needs. Today
more than ever, rural communities must tackle accessibility issues, a
lack of healthcare providers, the needs of an aging population suffering
from a greater number of chronic conditions, and larger percentages of
un- and underinsured citizens.
Marion Health continues to rise above the challenges of national healthcare systems,
while focusing on supporting rural citizens through programs such as CEASE
diabetes, tobacco cessation education, health screenings, community health
education events such as: MGH Health Expo, parish nursing, opioid and
heroin abuse education, numerous support groups and health education classes
just to name a few.
Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, which is why
an estimated 57 million people – nearly one in five Americans –
call them home. We know there is work to be done, but we also believe
there is plenty to celebrate – and we invite you to join the celebration!