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When?  October 6-7, 2021

Where?  Edmond Conference Center; Edmond, OK

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Know someone deserving of an award for her/his work for rural Oklahoma?

Rural Health Advocate of the Year:

This recipient should be a tireless advocate for rural health issues. The nominee has repeatedly demonstrated his/her commitment to rural health through grassroots efforts or policy changes. The Rural Health Advocate of the Year inspires others to understand the significance rural health care plays for Oklahomans across the state by engaging (other) elected officials in discussions and promoting policies that support rural health care

Rural Health Leader of the Year:

This recipient should be an outstanding rural health leader who uses a comprehensive or unique approach to address a specific rural health issue; demonstrates an ability to guide others through complicated rural health issues to achieve a set goal, and/or creates a network or partnership with others to create programs or initiatives that benefit rural Oklahomans.

Rural Health Educator of the Year:

This recipient has a proven record of educating rural health care students, current workforce, or community members, or who has developed a successful and unique education program for rural Oklahomans.

Rural Physician of the Year

Rural Health Lifetime Achievement Award of 2021:

This recipient has dedicated his/her career to working in the area of rural health in Oklahoma.  This person has a passion and desire to improve the quality of health and life in rural Oklahoma that has been evident throughout his/her career.

*The Rural Health Association of Oklahoma Board of Directors will choose one recipient each for the categories.


Michael W. Brown Scholarship

Applications are now open for the Michael W. Brown Scholarship.


Mr. Brown served on the Board of the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma. A fund was established in his memory, which helps rural health advocates that would not have been able to due to budget issues attend the Oklahoma Rural Health Conference.


To apply, click the button below by Wednesday, September 22 at 5pm with a paragraph about you, your current employment position, and why you are applying for the Michael W. Brown Scholarship.

Last Year's



The Oklahoma Rural Health Conference

See the DRAFT AGENDA here!