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Florida Rural Health Heroes

2022 Rural Health Heroes Award 

Florida Rural Health Association would like to recognize our Florida Rural Health Heroes in the following 5 areas of rural health. These individuals will be announced on National Rural Health Day, Thursday, November 17th. It is important to highlight individuals in all aspects of rural health and the incredible jobs they do from various sectors of rural health. 

1. Healthcare Hero (MD, PA, Nurse)

A Healthcare Hero is someone who is a member of a medical, dental, pharmacy, or nursing professions. 

2. Healthcare Administrator Hero

A Healthcare Administrator Hero is a person that works in an administrative or oversight capacity in a healthcare setting. These individuals are often trained in areas pertaining to business, marketing, management, and so forth, as opposed to being healthcare professionals.

3. Mental Health Hero

A Mental Health Hero is someone who provides for mental health disorders require specialized care from professionals who have been trained to identify and treat them. These mental health professionals work in various capacities across the healthcare sector as therapists, counselors and social workers.

4. Community Health Hero

A Community Health Hero is a frontline public health worker who is a trusted member or has a particularly good understanding of the community served. A CHW serves as a liaison between health and social services and the community to facilitate access to services and to improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.

5. Health IT & Informatics Hero

A Health IT & Informatics Hero is someone in the area of IT involving the design, development, creation, use and maintenance of information systems for the healthcare industry. Its chief goals are to develop standards and clinical care guidelines that enhance electronic health records by facilitating information management. 

Nominate a Rural Health Hero Here!

Applications for Rural Health Heroes are currently open through October 26th, 2022, awardees will be announced on National Rural Health Day, Thursday, November 17th, 2022!