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our mission

The Oregon Rural Health Association is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes high quality, accessible and financially sustainable health care network to serve rural Oregon.


ORHA, serving our members to:

  • Promote rural health as a distinct concern in Oregon;
  • Advocate for rural health, and promote an improved health status and health system for rural Oregonians;
  • Serve as a unified voice for rural health that includes consumers, public officials and representatives of all health professions, acting on behalf of rural Oregonians;
  • Encourage the development of appropriate health resources for rural Oregon.

our Vision



ORHA is your voice.  ORHA members include hospitals, EMS, rural health clinics, home health, dental hygienists, nurse anesthetists, telemedicine, mental health clinicians, students, educators, business owners and other community partners who care about rural Oregon. The board of directors represents a cross-section of rural health interests.


founding members

Oregon Nurses Association
Area Health Education Center AHEC
Oregon Medical Association
Oregon Association of Hospital and Health Systems
Oregon Society of Physician Assistants
Oregon Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Office of Rural Health OHSU
Oregon Primary Care Association
Oregon Dental Hygienists' Association



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