Illinois Rural Health Association Happenings



  The Illinois Rural Health Association announced the winners of their 2020 Workforce Development Scholarships.  A total of $11,000 in scholarships  were awarded to students in the following programs: Medical Billing and Coding, Social Work/Behavioral Health and Dental School, with a strong intention of working in a rural underserved setting upon graduation in Illinois 

CLICK HERE to view the scholarship winners.


IRHA's 31st Annual
Educational Conference

August 5-6th, 2020

I-Hotel, Champaign

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IRHA's 30th Annual Educational Conference a Success

The Illinois Rural Health Association just wrapped up its 30th Annual Educational Conference in Champaign and it was a great success.  With 40 exhibitors and over 23 education sessions to choose from, attendees had a great opportunity to learn best practices and network with the state’s top rural health leaders. We were fortunate to have nationally acclaimed expert Brian Lee as our keynote speaker and Cancer Center of America CEO/President Pete Govorchin as our special guest. Brock Slabach with the National Rural Health Association provided us with a federal update and our Conference wrapped up with a closing session presented by Dexter Glasgow with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Management Services.

Pictured above Blue Cross Blue Shield CMO Dr. Derek Robinson, IRHA Board Member Ken Ryan with the IL State Medical Society, Cancer Treatment Centers of American CEO Pete Govorchin and our Keynote Speaker Brian Lee

 Jeff Beichner, Vicki Rhine, Mel Henriksen, Hana Hinkle & Diane Potts enjoy the Networking Dinner.


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.

IRHA Executive Director can be reached at 217-280-0206 or


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