Our Mission

The Oregon Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization whose primary goal is to improve the health of rural Oregonians. ORHA was founded to:

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

Who Are We?

Our board of directors represents a cross-section of rural health interests. 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.

ORHA 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


ORHA 2016,

Oregon Rural Health Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 14845 SW Murray Scholls Dr., Suite 110, PMB 623, Beaverton, OR 97007

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