Your Partners. Your Resources.

As an NRHA member, you have access to many rural health-specific resources, from the Rural Roads magazine to webinars, conferences and online discussions. However, there is another benefit you can use to help further the success of your organization—the NRHA Partner Program.

This Program was established for two reasons:

1. To help support the work and mission of NRHA
The Partner Program provides the additional resources NRHA needs to continue its work as the nation's leader in rural health issues. With their help, NRHA has had a hand in the following rural successes:

  • Increasing funding for the National Health Service Corps, an agency that places healthcare workers in underserved areas in exchange for tuition assistance.
  • Establishing the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to monitor and impact rural health issues nationally.
  • Introducing legislation to boost physician and hospital Medicare payments in rural America.
  • See all of NRHA's contributions to rural health. (link to NRHA's Role in Rural Health)

2. To provide resources for NRHA members
The NRHA Partners have all been selected based on their expertise and knowledge of the rural health industry, and they all offer products or services specific to rural health organizations. NRHA members are able—and encouraged—to use the Partners' talents, products and services to help their individual organizations.
Member benefits:

Partners are pre-screened by rural health experts who are involved NRHA members, so you know they are qualified.

Partners are already educated about rural health, so you save the time and money of "initiating" a new vendor.

Partners demonstrate their commitment to rural health and NRHA by sharing their expertise through conferences and webinars and contributing to NRHA's mission in other ways.

Some Partners have specially-negotiated rates for NRHA members, giving you access to "rural specific" services at "rural specific" prices.


"The IONRP supports the NRHA’s mission to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. As a pipeline partner since 2017, the NRHA has provided us with a platform to reach healthcare organizations across the country. Since connecting with these organizations we have been able to build relationships with rural health leaders from coast to coast through webinar offerings, conferences, and publication opportunities. These relationships not only have grown our program, but they continue to shape the services we provide. It has been a win-win for us and the organizations we serve."

Nicole Weathers, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
Program Manager
Iowa Online Nurse Residency Program
Pipeline Partner

"We have been a partner with NRHA for nearly 10 years. The relationship is the true definition of a partnership, where NRHA has helped us integrate into the rural health community. NRHA provides you incredible access to rural health care leaders, but it’s up to you as a partner to earn that trust and truly become engrossed in the rural community. Sponsorships are important, but relationships are the key to building your presence in rural health. NRHA has opened many doors for us, and we’ve fostered those relationships to build a firm recognized nationally for our rural health marketing expertise. Our investment with NRHA has paid for itself many times over."

Mike Milligan
Legato Healthcare Marketing
Platinum Partner