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LRHA has developed a 2023 policy agenda and activities to promote rural health policy issues for action by the state legislature, state agencies, and the federal government.  View the agenda by following the link near the bottom of the page.

Last updated 06.03.2023


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


  • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2024

  Comments were submitted February 13, 2023 - VIEW LRHA'S SUBMITTED COMMENTS

  • Contract Year 2024 Policy and Technical Changes to the Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Programs Proposed Rule
Comments were February 13, 2023 - VIEW LRHA'S SUBMITTED COMMENTS

      • Advancing Interoperability and Improving Prior Authorization Processes Proposed Rule

      Comments were submitted March 12, 2023 - VIEW LRHA'S SUBMITTED COMMENTS

      • FY 2024 IPPS and LTCH Proposed Rule

      Comments will be submitted June 9, 2023 - JOIN MEMBER LISTENING SESSION JUNE 5 @ 12:00pm 

      • Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)Managed Care Access, Finance, and Quality Proposed Rule

      Comments will be submitted July 3, 2023 - LRHA MEMBER LISTENING SESSION COMING SOON 


      • Proposed Rulemaking at LAC 46:XLVII.4513

        Letter of support submitted March 10, 2023 -  VIEW LRHA'S SUBMITTED LETTER

      • HB 587 - Community Health Worker Workforce Board

        Attended House Health & Welfare Committee in Support of HB 587 on April 25, 2023 

      • HB 100 - Continuation of Health Disparities in Rural Areas Task Force

       Issued Letter of Support to House Health & Welfare Committee on May 22, 2023 - VIEW LRHA'S LETTER


      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.


      Denae Hebert, Executive Director 



      133 Highway 402 / P.O. Box 387 

      Napoleonville, LA 70390 


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