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State Office of Rural Health

The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) is a federal-state partnership to help rural communities and organizations identify and resolve issues and build rural health infrastructure. The office provides rural health advocacy and outreach, coordination of rural health resources and consultation to communities and health care providers in rural Iowa communities.

Web Resources - National

Web Resources - State

  • Iowa Center for Agricultural Safety and Health -- The mission of I-CASH is to enhance the health and safety of Iowa’s agricultural community by establishing and coordinating prevention and education programs.
  • Iowa Rural Health Association -- The Iowa Rural Health Association's mission is to bring individuals and organizations together to identify and address rural health issues.
  • Iowa USDA -- The IA USDA is the state agency which represents the National United States Dept. of Agriculture. The USDA is a nationwide support agency for rural areas and incorporates the US Extension programs, loan and grant programs, and community support and resources to sustain food sources.
  • AgriWellness Inc. -- AgriWellness, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, was founded in 2001. The AgriWellness mission: promote accessible behavioral health services for underserved and at-risk populations affected by rural crisis in agricultural communities.
  • Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics -- The mission of IARHC is to strengthen the viability, scope of practice, operations and success of member rural health clinics through education, leadership and advocacy.

Contact Information

State Office of Rural Health
Iowa Dept of Public Health
321 East 12th St., 4th fl. Lucas Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-7224
FAX (515) 242-6384