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MCRH Staff

As the State Office of Rural Health, the Michigan Center for Rural Health is universally recognized for our expertise on rural health throughout the state by combining creative and visionary education, service, and research.

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Value Statements

Our reputation is built on trust and being accountable to those we serve.  
We prioritize respectful and inclusive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders as we advocate for rural Michiganders. 

We take the initiative to seek innovative solutions to meet the unique needs of rural Michiganders. 
We are motivated by our genuine desire to improve the health of rural Michigan communities. 
We are dedicated to providing resources to rural communities while fostering ownership and amplifying community assets.   



Critical Access Hospitals


Rural Health Clinics


Grant Programs Managed


CE Credits Awarded This Past Year


MCRH hold three conferences throughout the year to provide our stakeholders with the resources and connections. 

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MCRH has many different program areas that aim to improve the rural health in Michigan.

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Education Resources

MCRH offers educational programming from Project ECHO clinics, to Grand Rounds, to EMS Webinars with CE credits available for those attending.

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Strength of Rural Spotlight Series

The #StrengthofRural Spotlight Series shines a bright light on rural communities in Michigan, highlighting their resiliency and a strong sense of community. The strength of rural communities lies in their residents and their ability to rise together. This spotlight series will highlight organizations and individuals that provide innovative solutions to address health disparities and the social drivers of health in their communities.

Have an organization or individual you would like us to spotlight? Scan the QR Code or email Laura Mispelon, Social Drivers of Health Manager.



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