Rural Health Capital Resources Master Class

Rural Health Capital Resources Master Class
presented by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)

This is a two-part Master Class designed for busy professionals who want to learn more about accessing and utilizing capital from federal, state, and private sources for rural health development projects. Participants will gain key insights on how to apply successful funding and partnership strategies to their own work.

This series will include instruction from national experts in community development finance, federal program funding, healthcare partnerships, and rural philanthropy.

The Rural Health Capital Resources (RHCR) 100 Series is free and open to all. RHCR 101 and 102 are introductory courses designed to provide an overview of the basics of federal, state, and private sources of capital for rural health and prosperity, and will instruct how capital resources are used in rural settings to achieve community health improvement goals.

RHCR 201, 202, and 203 are skill building courses that require participants to enroll and pay a $300 fee. These courses will dive into concepts of building partnerships and using resources to support local rural health initiatives for infrastructure, direct services, community health improvement, and social determinants of health.

The courses are offered through NOSORH ( in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center and national organizations that link capital resources to rural health.


Who Should Attend?
Health and community development professionals who serve rural communities, including:
    • State Office of Rural Health, Primary Care Office, and non-profit organization staff interested in developing partnerships with capital resource and community development organizations.
    • Community development organization staff interested in financing rural health development projects.
    • Clinic or hospital staff interested in multi-industry collaboration to access, navigate and leverage funds for expansion or rehab.  
    • Organizations that have identified a community need and want guidance on how to attract capital resources and new partners to their project. 

Course Structure
This is a virtual course offered during February and March. All live sessions will take place on Wednesdays from 2:30-4:00 PM ET.


    • 2/7 - 101: Introduction to Rural Health Capital Resources:  Basics Concepts of Rural Health Capital and Community Finance
    • 3/6 - 102: Introduction to Capital Resources for Financing Rural Health Infrastructure and Community Development Projects




    • 3/13 - 201: Working with Community Development Finance Institutions for Rural Health Infrastructure and Social Determinants of Health  
    • 3/20 - 202: Building Partnerships and Cross-Sector Approaches to Advance Rural Health 
    • 3/27 - 203: Philanthropy, Rural Prosperity, and Population Health - Connecting Community Needs to Capital Resources


Course Objectives
    • Understand the collection of capital resources available to support rural health needs for infrastructure and social determinants of health.
    • Think critically about the use of partnerships and collaboration to develop fundable projects, stack capital, and achieve successful project  outcomes.
    • Apply key learnings from this training to further individual project work and organizational objectives.

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