Welcome to the Indiana Rural Health Association
The Indiana Rural Health Association (IRHA) was organized in 1997, and since that time has grown and strengthened its membership. Our mission is simple: we work to improve the health of all Hoosiers in rural settings. Learn more about the many benefits of membership here.
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 Indiana Rural Health Association is a not-for-profit organization developed for the purpose of improving the health of Hoosiers living in rural areas. The Indiana Rural Health Association is a member-driven organization composed of a diverse membership.
Our members have intrinsic strengths important to the task of providing meaningful forums. These forums provide opportunities for assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the health care systems; identifying needs and problems within the rural settings; and assessing and developing leadership resources.
The founding organizers 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 Board of Directors is committed to recruiting a large and varied membership to provide an even wider perspective.
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