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The Virginia State Office of Rural Health (VA-SORH) was established in 1991 to create, fund and support quality and sustainable rural healthcare infrastructure. VA-SORH is a designated, federally funded office by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). The purpose and mission of VA-SORH is to address and rectify health disparities affecting the state’s rural residents. For nearly 30 years, VA-SORH has provided funding that connects small rural communities with state and federal resources with the goal of developing long-term solutions to address the root causes of rural health disparities.
VA-SORH is dedicated to:
- Fostering collaboration and leveraging resources across and within various levels of government, communities, and non-profit organizations
- Collecting and disseminating information to stakeholders
- Providing technical assistance
- Assisting the coordination of rural health interests statewide through assessment and planning efforts
- Supporting efforts to improve recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural areas
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