The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services will convene in Colorado Springs, Colorado from September 6 – 8, 2023. The Committee will be assessing the challenges and opportunities of access and service delivery to people with disabilities living in rural areas. Click here for more information on the September meeting.
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services (NACRHHS or the Committee) advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health care challenges in rural America.
The Committee is an independent advisory group representing a public-private partnership focused on the provision of health care in rural areas.
Read the NACRHHS Charter (PDF - 273 KB)
Vision, mission, and values
The Committee's 21 members serve overlapping four-year terms and have expertise in a wide range of rural health and human services issues.
Former Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer, MD, is the Chair of the Committee.
Ex-Officio members are senior policy experts from any of the departmental operating divisions who bring knowledge needed to support and enhance committee activities. These non-voting members serve at the pleasure of the Committee Chair and do not have a fixed term. Their purpose is to provide relevant content information to Committee members while they are gathering information on any health or human service topics and to help ensure the language used in the Committee's recommendations is technically correct.
The Committee accepts nominations for new members on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Nominees should have:
- Experience with rural health and/or human service issues;
- An understanding of legislative and regulatory policy environments; and
- Experience working on rural health policy issues at the local, state and regional level
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
c/o Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
Health Resources and Services Administration
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, MD 20857
(301) 443-2803 (fax)
Executive Secretary - Email Sahi Rafiullah
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