What's Happening in Rural Health
J-1 Visa Program
The new 2024 J-1 Visa Waiver Program application cycle opens October 1, 2023, and closes September 30, 2024. See the Workforce and Recruitment webpage for more information about the program.
2023 Northwest Rural Health Conference
The 2023 Northwest Rural Health Conference was a great success! We had 488 attendees! This year’s success would not have been possible without the organizations that dedicated their time to planning this event. We would like to recognize and thank the Oregon State Office of Rural Health, the WWAMI AHEC Programs, Washington Rural Health Association, and Fred Hutch. Save the Date: 2024 NW Rural Health Conference will be on March 25-27, 2024.
Age-Friendly Public Health System (AFPHS) Training on Rural Healthy Aging Brief
Check out the AFPHS Issue Brief – August 2023 Ensuring Age-Friendly Public Health In Rural Communities: Challenges, Opportunities, and Model Programs.
What we do
The Washington State Office of Rural Health and Primary Care Office support health systems planning and development in Washington's rural and underserved communities to improve health and healthcare across the life span. Check out our new Rural Health Infographic below to learn more about the work we do and services we provide.
- Direct recruitment
- Loan repayment
- J-1 Visa Waiver
- Small Hospital Improvement
- Rural Health Centers
- Critical Access Hospitals
- Medicare Beneficiary
- Quality Improvement Project
- Federally Qualified Health Centers
- Health Professional Shortage Areas
- Medically Underserved Area and Population Designations
- State Office of Rural Health
- Healthcare Volunteerism
- Washington Rural Palliative Care Initiative