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About MCRH

Established in 1991, the Michigan Center for Rural Health (MCRH) is one of only three non-profit State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in the country. As Michigan’s SORH, MCRH plays a key role in rural health care by assisting in the creation and implementation of partnerships among organizations, health departments, hospitals, government and academia. Those collaborations and alliances go on to create new opportunities in the areas of network development, quality of care, emergency medical services, continuing education, and recruitment and retention of rural health care providers.

Our Vision:

“The Michigan Center for Rural Health will be universally recognized as the center for expertise for rural health in Michigan through creative and visionary education, service, and research.”

Our Mission:

“To coordinate, plan, and advocate for improved health for Michigan's rural residents and communities.”

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.   


MCRH 2023 Annual Report

View the Michigan Center for Rural Health 2023 Annual Report.

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