MRHA Mission 

The Maryland Rural Health Association is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and advocate for the optimal health of rural communities and their residents.

Current News

Registration Now Open for 2015 Rural Health Conference October 29-30, 2015 Ocean City, MD

Local Hagerstown WHAG Coverage of 2014 Rural Health Practitioner of the Year

Press Release 2014 Rural Health Awards With Pictures

Renew MRHA Organizational Membership for FY15 Today!

Current Publications/Educational Documents

2015 Legislative Priorities

2014 Annual Report

Report on Changing Rurality of Maryland and Impact on Federal Funding

Report on Listening Sessions and Feedback from Maryland Rural Connector Entities and Community Partners on First Open Enrollment of Affordable Care Act

Policy Brief on Network Adequacy in Rural Maryland

Member Only Updates

2015 MRHA Legislative Tracking - Update 3/24 Members Only
Green indicates MRHA Supporting, Yellow monitoring, and Red Opposing

MRHA Testimony in Support of SB 37/HB108 - Maryland Healthy Initiative - Members Only

MRHA Testimony in Support of SB 195 - Mental Health - Voluntary and Involuntary Admissions - Assent and Certification by Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

MRHA Testimony in Support of SB 196/HB 580 - Rural Economic Development Program and One Maryland Tax Credit - Members Only

MRHA Testimony in Support of SB 174 - Health Behavior Administration - Behavioral Health Advisory Council - Members Only

MRHA Testimony in Support of SB 586/HB1010 - Health Insurance - Federal and State Mental Health and Addiction Parity Laws - Report on Compliance

MRHA Testimony in Support of SB 697/HB 1053 - Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - Workgroup to Evaluate Mental Health Care Delivery on the Eastern Shore

MRHA Testimony in Support of HB489- Electronic Cigarettes - Sale to Minors - Components, Supplies, and Enforcement

MRHA Testimony in Support of HB999- Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority Act of 2015

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