State Office of Rural Health

Strengthening health systems in Utah's rural communities

Photo credit: Carl Curtis

Learn about SORH

Utah's State Office of Rural Health (SORH) is housed within the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health. SORH works to increase awareness of rural health challenges and programs, and strengthens Utah’s rural healthcare delivery systems. This office assists clinics in rural counties to become certified as Rural Health Clinics, ensuring that these areas have sustainable access to primary care and laboratory services. PCRH also champions National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday of November every year.

State Offices of Rural Health are located in all 50 states, and are funded by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Utah’s SORH program shares rural health data and updates via the PCRH website and a monthly newsletter, and PCRH staff answer questions (technical assistance) from the community and stakeholders about rural health programs and resources.

Celebrate National Rural Health Day!

PCRH champions National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday of November every year. 

The governor's proclamation

Governor Cox declared November 14 - 18 as Rural Health Week in Utah. With approximately one-quarter of Utah's population living in rural communities, Rural Health Week is an opportunity to demonstrate the needs and the opportunities of Utah's health systems to meet the needs of all Utahns.
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Learn more about SORH

The State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) are funded by the Health  Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). All 50 states have a SORH. These offices differ in size, scope, and structure. The services and resources they provide vary.
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