Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Announcement

July 27, 2020

National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services Virtual Meeting

Thursday, July 30

11:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

Register Online

The next meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (the Committee) will convene online this Thursday, July 30 at 12:00 pm ET.  The public is invited to attend the proceedings lasting until 5:00 pm, though registration is required.  Public comments will be accepted and become part of the official Committee record.  Requests to provide written comments must be submitted by 5:00 pm July 29th.

Also known as the NACRHHS, the Committee was formed in 1987 as an independent advisory group focused on provision of health care and human services in rural areas.  Joining the chair for two meetings each year are 20 committee members who include hospital CEOs, educators, experts on aging, physicians, certified registered nurse anesthetists, physician assistants, researchers, community health center directors and state office of rural health directors.  For each meeting, two areas of focus are selected; committee members conduct site visits and follow up with a policy brief and recommendations for the HHS Secretary.

Past meetings have covered topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences, the impact of suicide, improving oral health care services, and modernizing Rural Health Clinic provisions.  Visit the NACRHHS website for more details, including the Committee’s recommendations on each of these topics.