The California State Rural Health Association was founded in 1995 in Arcata, California.

2018 California Rural Health Conference

On behalf of all of us at the California State Rural Health Association and the California Association of Rural Health Clinics


Our first joint conference was a HUGE success, thanks in large part to all of the attendees, speakers and sponsors who made it possible.

This conference exceeded our expectations in every way.  Our sponsor hall was full and well attended and our speakers brought some high quality information and humor to a variety of topics. 

 Keynote speakers Brock Slabach (NRHA) and Nathan Baugh (NARHC)Keynote speakers Brock Slabach (NRHA) and Nathan Baugh (NARHC)

In addition, we had the opportunity to recognize some individuals who are very important to our rural health world.  Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for your participation and for making this event such a success.

Mark your calendars, the 2019 California Rural Health Conference is planned for the Lake Natoma Inn, Folsom, CA, for June 17 - June 19, 2019.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Funding Opportunities

CDC Funding for Public Health Crisis Response – July 30. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will make 69 cooperative agreements with awards ranging from $100,000 up to $5 million to increase capacity for responding to the opioid crisis, declared a public health emergency last year. Eligible applicants are state, local and territorial health departments and include federally-recognized Native American tribal governments.  Applicants must have functional public health emergency management already in place and aligned with CDC’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program (PHEP) or the agency’s Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity for Infectious Diseases (ELC).

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Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - July 30.  

The purpose of RCORP is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder, including the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C infections due to injection drug use.

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