The Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA) was established in 1994 as an independent organization after serving as the Advisory Committee of the University of Arizona Rural Health Office (RHO) for many years. AzRHA has been established as a not-for-profit corporation. While AzRHA continues to serve as the RHO advisory body, its functions have been expanded to cover many areas involving advocacy for rural healthcare programs.
The first Board of Directors was selected at the 1995 Annual Rural Health Conference drawing upon continuing members of the RHO Advisory Committee. Since the 1996 Annual Rural Health Conference, the Board has met regularly every month.
All AzRHA Members are encouraged to join one of our two committees. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in either one.
Membership and Communications Committee
This group meets on the second Monday of every month at Noon to discuss all matters related to building our membership base, communicating to current and prospective association members, and maintaining a common space for Rural Health information and resources. Please email us at for additional information.
Policy and Programs Committee
This group meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 10am to 11am to discuss current issues and policies in the state that might impact Rural Health functions in Arizona, as well as new programs and initiatives that AzRHA should become involved with. Please email us at for additional information.
Each year, AzRHA holds its annual meeting at the Arizona Rural Health Conference which is sponsored by the Association and the University of Arizona Rural Health Office. Attendance at the annual Rural Health Conference includes membership in the AzRHA. Members are elected to the Board of Directors at the conference. An issues Forum at the Rural Health Conference allows all conference participants to attend and vote on issues that they would like the Association to work on during the coming year.