Indiana Rural Health Association
With over 2,700 members, the Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) is the largest state-run rural health association in the United States. Organized in 1997, the organization is a member-driven not-for-profit corporation that was developed for the purpose of improving the health of all Indiana citizens in rural settings. IRHA is composed of a diverse membership who are committed to impacting the health of citizens through the identification of rural health issues and through advocacy roles in both the public and private sectors.
The mission of the Indiana Rural Health Association is to enhance the health and well-being of rural populations in Indiana through leadership, education, advocacy, collaboration, and resource development.
The Association is committed to recruiting a diverse, grassroots membership with intrinsic strengths important to the task of providing meaningful forums. The educational webinars, workshops, conderences and forums hosted by the IRHA provide opportunities for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the health care systems; identifying needs/problems within the rural settings; and assessing and developing leadership resources.
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