In 1973, the North Carolina Office of Rural Health (ORH) became the first state office in the nation created to focus on the needs of rural and underserved communities. ORH continues to empower communities and populations by developing strategies to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of health care for all. While we do not provide direct care, our programs support numerous health care Safety Net organizations throughout North Carolina.

Additional Information:

ORH Programs
Provider Recruitment and Placement
Rural Health Grant Opportunities
ORH Health Newsletters
ORH Health Statistics and Data
Safety Net Resources
ORH History

Additional Resources:

Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation
Health Resources and Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
National Rural Health Association
North Carolina Association of Free and Charitable Clinics
North Carolina Community Health Center Association
North Carolina Public Health Association
Rural Health Information Hub

Provider Recruitment and Placement

National Health Service Corps
North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians
North Carolina Dental Society
North Carolina Medical Society
North Carolina Pediatric Society
North Carolina Psychiatric Association
National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network

Statewide Telepsychiatry Program

East Carolina Center for Telepsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health
North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

Rural Health Centers

National Rural Health Resource Center
North Carolina Tracks Help Desk

NC Rural Hospital Program

The North Carolina Hospital Association
The Technical Assistance Services Center

North Carolina Farmworker Health Program

North Carolina Farmworker Health Program
Map of North Carolina Farmworker Health Program sites and Migrant Health Centers

Integrated Health Systems

Community Care of North Carolina
North Carolina Pediatric Society Fostering Health

Health Statistics and Data

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS Data)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Performance Measures
National Quality Forum
Rural Health Information Hub (RHI-Hub)