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Rural Health Day

Wisconsin’s rural communities are wonderful places to live, work, and visit. They are also communities where health care providers deliver innovative, affordable, and holistic primary care. National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to Celebrate the Power of Rural by honoring the community-minded, “can-do” spirit that prevails in rural Wisconsin.



National Rural Health Day is a national campaign to highlight the unique challenges rural communities face: provider shortages, an older population, and lack of transportation. Celebrating Rural Health Day on November 17, 2022 is an opportunity to recognize the challenges of rural health care and celebrate our successes.

This year’s theme is “Driving change:  Going the Extra Mile.” The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) has created a toolkit to help celebrate. We’ve included an idea guide and coloring book (in English and Spanish) below.




Here are this year’s community heroes:

Stephanie Waterman: Family Practice Nurse Practitioner, Western Wisconsin Health Roberts Clinic, Baldwin

Dr. Melissa Lucarelli, Medical Director, Randolph Community Clinic

Dr. Rachel Hartline, Upland Hills Health, Dodgeville

Dr. Erin Huebschman, Family Practice / OB Physician, Grant Regional Health Center, Lancaster

Dr. Colleen Erb, Psychologist of St. Croix Health

Michael Conard, PA-C, Marshfield Medical Center – Neillsville

Southwest Health Family Practice and Specialty Clinics, Platteville

Edgerton Hospital & Health Services

Please see our Facebook feed for their stories!

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