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Office of Rural Health (ORH)

Congress established the Veterans Health Administration Office of Rural Health (ORH) in 2006 to improve the health and well-being of America’s nearly five million rural Veterans through research, innovation, and dissemination of best practices. ORH fulfills this mission by supporting targeted research, developing innovative programs and identifying new care models. Working through its five Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers, as well as partners from academia, state and local governments, private industry, and non-profit organizations, ORH strives to break down the barriers separating rural Veterans from quality care.