First Annual Rural Health Day Observed

The NC Office of Rural Health and Community Care hosted a celebration Thursday in honor of the first annual National Rural Health Day, on the Governor Morehead School Campus in Raleigh. The event recognized the work of the state agency in helping to establish 86 rural health centers across North Carolina since it was founded in 1973. Honorees included representatives of the NCMS Foundation and other private charitable organizations and representatives of state agencies that have supported efforts to improve access to care in rural areas of North Carolina over the past 38 years.

The NCMS Foundation’s Community Practitioner Program (CPP) works closely with the Office of Rural Health and Community Care in helping to recruit physicians, physician assistants and nurse practictioners to medically underserved communities in North Carolina.

For more information about the Office of Rural Health and Community Care, visit:

Click here to learn more about the NCMS Foundation and its programs and services.


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