November 19th is National Rural Health Day 2020

Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Publication Date: Oct 23, 2020

November 19th is National Rural Health Day 2020

October 23, 2020 - Please join the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) in celebrating the 10th Annual National Rural Health Day! The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America, gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face, and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.


The Mountain Plains MHTTC serves the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. We provide training, resources, and technical assistance to individuals serving persons with mental health disorders. Particular attention is given to serving providers with limited access to service delivery systems with attention paid to rural and agricultural communities. By providing free, innovative, and accessible learning opportunities on research-based practices in mental health services, we seek to help you better serve your communities, staff, and patients.


Access our most popular rural mental health resources:


How can you spread the word about National Rural Health Day 2020?

  • Download the free National Rural Health Day toolkit. It includes logos, posters, idea guides, and even a coloring book!
  • Use the #PowerofRural hashtag in your social media for the entire month of November.
  • Keep in virtual contact with friends and family living in rural areas during this time of increased social isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.