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Oregon rural health association

who we are?

The Oregon Rural Health Association (ORHA) was founded in 1992 to build a stronger voice in Salem for all rural practitioners. Today the ORHA is composed of individuals and organizations dedicated to providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication and education.

be a stakeholder in the future of rural Oregon.

Members enjoy news bulletins and action alerts on important issues facing rural communities.

live, work and play in Oregon

Tax Credit

Oregon's rural practitioner tax credit program. Learn more here.

Loan Forgiveness

Loan forgiveness is an incentive for students who receive funding during their education in exchange for a  future service obligation. Learn more here.

Loan Repayment

Loan repayment programs offer tax-free loan repayment assistance to support qualified health care providers who choose to take their skills where they are most needed. Learn more here.



ORHA was founded through a partnership between eight organizations dedicated to advocating for rural health.


Organizational members include hospitals, EMS, rural health clinics, home health, dental hygienists, telemedicine, mental health and higher education.


Our individual members are health care practitioners, HR, health care leadership and others that are invested in rural health interests in Oregon.


Engaging the next generation of providers in rural health.

Member benefits

Weekly Legislative Updates

ORHA is your voice in Salem. Now more than ever, having a voice in Salem is critical. ORHA and our partners will be there everyday representing our members.

Action Alerts

ORHA will send members call to action alerts to influence public policy affecting rural Oregon.

News Bulletins

Up to date information on issues relating to rural health care in Oregon.

Our mission

The ORHA is a non profit, membership organization that promotes high quality, accessible and financially sustainable health care network to service rural Oregon. 

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ORHA is your voice.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors represents a cross-section of rural health interests 

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Oregon Rural Health Conference

October 11-13, 2023 Sunriver, OR


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