Illinois Rural Health Association Happenings 


National Rural Health Day Press Conference

  In conjunction with  National Rural Heath Day, IRHA hosted a State House Press Conference to educate the media on the challenges facing rural health providers and possible solutions.   Here is a link to the full press release National Rural Health Day Final Release.docx if you would like to share with local media or use in your local publications.  

Pictured right to left: State Rep. CD Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville), Retired RMED Dean Dale Flash, Dr. David Hagan, IRHA Director Margaret Vaughn, Culbertson Memorial Hospital Clinic Operations Manager Robin Allen, Douglas County Health Department Administrator Amanda Minor, SIU School of Medicine Associate Dean for Community Health & Service Dr. David Steward and IRHA Board Member Greg Scott



2015 Video Conference Workshop Series

Tuesday, September 22nd

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Translating the Evidence (NExT) project will promote awareness of and access to resources from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health among public health nurses (PHNs) serving throughout the state of Illinois.  

Lunches sponsored by
IL AHEC Network Program Office
at the National Center for Rural Health Professions

to register.


Join Us at IRHA's 26th Annual Educational Conference Aug. 13-14, 2015
Embassy Suites - East Peoria
Download registration form
to register online

Now Accepting Submissions to be a Conference Presenter
Deadline February 15, 2015

IRHA Call for Conference Presenters Directions

Conference Presentation Proposal Form
About the IRHA

First organized in 1989, the Illinois Rural Health Association (IRHA) is a collaborative association whose mission is to strengthen health systems for rural residents and communities through advocacy, education, networking and leadership.


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