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The 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.

   Membership Matters - Member Highlights

The IRHA introduces you to new and renewing members with a web section called Member Highlights.

It's a way to learn more about IRHA members and how you might partner with them in your important work.

You can also check out member profiles in the membership directory under the Collaboration tab for contact information

and other details about organizations and individuals that support the Idaho Rural Health Association.


The Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) is the health information exchange for the State of Idaho. IHDE is an independent, nonprofit corporation that is not a part of state government or any health system. IHDE builds interface connections into the Electronic Records Management (EMR) systems of hospitals, clinics, hospice and other providers and then aggregates all the patient data into one source. IHDE is connected to over 250 clinics in Idaho, including St. Luke’s, Saint Alphonsus, Kootenai Health and several of the critical access hospitals in the state. IHDE is also connected to labs, home health and hospice providers. 

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Idaho’s WWAMI Medical Education Program is a partnership with the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Started in 1971, WWAMI is currently in its 47th year of successfully educating Idaho’s physicians. The WWAMI program is nationally accredited through its partnership with the UW School of Medicine, allowing 40 Idaho medical students to complete their first and second year of medical training here in the Palouse. Idaho's medical students have the opportunity to complete their Clinical Phase and Explore & Focus Phase of medical education in Idaho, Seattle or across the 5-state WWAMI region. Read more…

The Southwest Idaho Area Health Education Center (SW ID AHEC) is part of a nation-wide system of programs created to improve the distribution, diversity, and supply of the primary healthcare workforce, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of rural and underserved areas. The SW ID AHEC provides healthcare workforce development support in Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington Counties, where projects focus on health careers pipeline activities, community based experiential learning and continuing education. SW ID AHEC is a program of Jannus, Inc., a multi-service non-profit organization located in Boise. Read more... 

The mission of the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho  (FMRI) is to train outstanding, broad spectrum family medicine physicians to work in underserved and rural areas. To serve vulnerable populations in Idaho with high quality, affordable care provided in a collaborative work environment. As one of the original 11 Teaching Health Centers in the nation, FMRI combines a residency training program with a federally qualified health center in Boise, Nampa, Magic Valley and Caldwell. The FMRI team of dedicated personnel enjoys working with family medicine residents and caring for patients, offering tremendous support to residents as they advance through the three-year program. Read more...

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Idaho Rural Health Association * PO Box 2012 * Eagle, Idaho 83616 * idahorha@gmail.com

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