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LRHA ADVOCACY

2024 ADVOCACY AGENDA

 Priority   Areas of Focus
Investing in a Strong Rural Health Infrastructure
  • Support sufficient funding and efficient cashflow for rural safety net providers
  • Maintain and modernize rural provider designations and protections 
Building a Robust Rural Healthcare Workforce
  • Support efforts to recruit and retain workforce at rural healthcare facilities
  • Support investment in education and training of the future healthcare workforce
 Addressing Rural Health Equity
  • Promote and support activities that increase access to primary healthcare in rural areas
  • Promote and support activities that increase access to maternal healthcare in rural areas
  • Increase the availability of telehealth services for individuals in rural communities
  • Ensure continued federal focus on the unique challenges of rural healthcare

View Full 2024 Advocacy Agenda and Related Bills


MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!


National Rural Health Association Grassroots Advocacy


The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has a number of resources available to help you actively and easily participate in national advocacy efforts.  NRHA's three main advocacy priority areas include: 1) addressing rural declining life expectancy and rural equity, 2) reducing rural health care workforce shortages and 3) investing in a strong rural safety net.  Visit their Advocacy page to view advocacy guides, policy "leave behinds" documents, and current campaigns that you can support today


VIEW NRHA 2023 ADVOCACY REPORT

CMS PROPOSED RULES COMMENTS


  • NO COMMENTS ON CMS PROPOSED RULES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR 2024

COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES


LRHA is proud to participate and represent rural interests and needs on the following committees and task forces:

About the Association

Our Values

  • Integrity: We value transparency, build trust, and represent the interest of our collective membership.
  • Connection: We believe communication and relationships are critical for supporting our members.
  • Unity: We know that we can collectively impact lives of rural Louisianans through collaboration, representation, and advocacy.
  • Culture: We embody diversity, equity, and inclusion as we serve all in Rural Louisiana and leverage cultural assets as Healthcare Provider and community champions.
  • Action: We demonstrate our role as a rural health leader by serving with compassion, and embracing innovation in addressing the unique challenges of Rural Louisiana.


Contacts

Denae Hebert, Executive Director 

dhebert@lrha.org

985-369-3813

133 Highway 402 / P.O. Box 387 

Napoleonville, LA 70390 

 

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