Hitting a Grand Slam for Rural Maryland: Creating a Unified Playbook for the Prosperity of Agriculture, Community, Economy, and Health 

The Maryland State Office of Rural Health (SORH), the Rural Maryland Council (RMC) and the Maryland Rural Health Association (MRHA) collaborated to host day and half conference October 17-18, 2013 at Ripkens Stadium in Aberdeen, MD. To view presentations from health workshops visit

Rural Health Conference 2012 

The Annual Rural Health Conference was held October 18-19, 2012 in Solomons Island, MD at the Hilton Garden Inn Solomons

The goal of the conference was to support and connect rural stakeholders as they work towards improving their communities' health in an environment of diminishing resources. The conference successfully increased knowledge to over 80 participants on the health issues facing rural Maryland. Key presenetation posted below include a keynote address by DHMH Deputy Secretary, Chuck Milligan on a comprehensive overview of Maryland's health care financing changes and their impact on rural areas in the State. MRHA was pleased to host the 2011 Rural Health Conference November 3-4, 2011 in Ocean City, MD. Please visit 2011 Conference: Navigating Change By Connecting With Others to see posted presentations and agenda.

2012 Final Agenda


Rural Health Awardees and Pictures

2012 Sponsors  


Calvert Memorial Hospital
Rural Maryland Council
St. Mary's Hospital
University of Maryland School of Medicine Office of Policy and Planning


Empower Systems
Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC)
State Office of Rural Health
Stratus Video


Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield
Maryland Agricultural and Resource-Based Industry Development Corporation (MARBIDCO)
Maryland Hospital Association
Maryland State Office of Oral Health
Rural Development United States Department of Agriculture
Western Maryland Area Health Education Center

Maryland Rural Health Association