Founded 1989, the Illinois Rural Health Association is a collaborative association 501 (c-3) non-profit organization, comprised of over 750 members including hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, public health departments, clinicians, educators, industry consultants, consumers and public officials; whose mission is to strengthen health systems for rural residents and communities through advocacy, education, networking and leadership.
What We Do
Annual Educational Conference
Regional Educational Workshops
Regional Legislative Forums
Workforce Development Scholarships
Springfield Legislative Reception
Rural Health Email Updates
Rural Health Career Forums for Students
Provider Recognition Program
All memberships include:
Discounted Registration at Annual Conference
Free Admission to Regional Workshops
Free Healthcare Webinars
Full Voting Privileges
Networking Opportunities with Elected Officials & Colleagues Interested in Improving Rural Health
IRHA offers three categories of membership:
Includes three voting members. Hospitals, health clinics, county health departments, state agencies and other organizations and businesses who want to improve rural health and stay current on rural health matters.
Health care practitioners, those employed in the healthcare arena or by entities committed to improving rural health and staying current on rural health matters. Includes voting privileges.
Public Officials/Consumer/Students: $20 (Free until Dec. 15th)
Individuals who are not working in the health care arena but want to make an impact to improve rural health. Includes voting privileges.
Note: Membership dues to IRHA are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses.