Nevada State Office of Rural Health

Office of Statewide Initiatives

Rural Road in Nevada

The Nevada Office of Rural Health was created by the state legislature in 1977 with a mission to assist rural communities. The Office provides a broad array of technical assistance activities across all counties in Nevada. Annually, the program has continuous contact with over fifty communities and provides services such as education and training, outreach, hospital and health professional technical assistance, EMS technical assistance, telehealth/telecommunications, policy development/analysis and health workforce activities.

Program Description

The office is dedicated to improving the health of rural Nevadans and serves as a focal point for a variety of programs. The Office of Rural Health provides state and national leadership in addressing recruitment and retention issues, technology resources, and promotion of graduate medical education. Key functions of the office are to provide coordination and technical assistance for rural Nevadans seeking health resources, conduct community development activities, and advocate for rural health issues.