WelcomeThe Idaho Rural Health Association provides leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communication and education. Individual, organizational and student members receive news bulletins and action alerts of interest to rural health advocates, as well as invitations to policy events and discounts on conference fees. Read more about member benefits and strategic priorities here, in our membership flyer.
Suicide Rates Increasing NationwideIncreasingly, suicide is being viewed not only as a mental health problem but a public health one. Nearly 45,000 suicides occurred in the United States in 2016 — more than twice the number of homicides — making it the 10th-leading cause of death. Among people ages 15 to 34, suicide is the second-leading cause of death. The Washington Post recently covered the CDC's recent report on suicide rates, which showed a 43.2 percent increase in Idaho from 1999 to 2016.
The NRHA-sponsored State Rural Health Association (SRHA) Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for state rural health association leaders to learn from each other and develop skills for achieving the goals of their own state association.
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