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Rural Health

State Office of Rural Health

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) supports communities with the goal of improving access to healthcare for rural residents. The office is funded through an annual grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Through outreach and community partnerships, the SORH works to disseminate federal, state, and local resources, coordinate statewide rural health activities and provide direct assistance to communities.

Services and activities

The Washington State Office of Rural Health can support your community in many ways. We can:

  • Connect you with federal and state grants and resources.
  • Connect you with other rural communities (in state and national).
  • Facilitate and support community collaboration and healthcare planning.

For more information contact:

Pat Justis
State Office of Rural Health director
Phone: 360-236-2805

Bonnie Burlingham
State Office of Rural Health grant manager
Phone: 360-236-2819

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