Connecticut State Office of Rural Health; Health care branching out to rural communities
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The Connecticut Office of Rural Health (CT-ORH) serves:

  • As a clearinghouse to assist in the coordination of resources and activities that promote rural health on a regional or statewide basis
  • To provide technical assistance to rural health providers and organizations
  • To enhance recruitment and retention efforts for rural healthcare providers
  • To promote state, local, regional and federal partnerships

The CT-ORH is funded by a federal grant from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration through the Office of Rural Health Policy.

Please visit About Us to learn more about the CT-ORH.
What's New:

CT-ORH 2018 Annual Report

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program February 23rd.

CT-ORH 2017 Annual Report

Less Access To Health Services, Programs In Rural Areas Take Toll

Community Health and Wellness Center of Torrington, CT recognized as National Quality Leader

CT-ORH 2016 Annual Report

Northwest Connecticut Substance Abuse and Mental Health Resource Guide

CT-ORH 2015 Annual Report

RRA Initiative
The RRA Initiative has launched its official website. You will be able to access all of the resources that have been created over the past two years pertaining to recruitment and retention efforts of critical health care providers in CT. (http://www.rrainitiative.org/)

AN ASSESSEMENT OF CONNECTICUT RURAL HEALTH: Overview, Obstacles and Opportunities

The CT Office of Rural Health definition of rural: All towns with a population census of 10,000 or less and a population density of 500 or less people per square mile as designated as rural was revised and adopted by the CT-ORH advisory board November 2014. The definition was created for the sole purposes of providing strategic direction for the planning and implementation of initiatives to fulfill its mission and determine rural towns/communities eligible for financial support from the CT-ORH.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Resource Guide

Grants: National Resources:
  • The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center provides information about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma cancer

CT-ORH Reports Available: For more information, please Contact Us.
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CT-ORH, Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Park Place East, Winsted, CT 06098-1798
Phone: (860) 738-6378 | Fax: (860) 738-6443
This website is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of
Human Services (HHS) under grant H95RH00151, State Offices of Rural Health $179,270.
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