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Healthy Community Alliance to observe National Rural Health Day

GOWANDA – Healthy Community Alliance is recognizing the innovation, quality of care and dedication of health professionals and volunteers in the community during National Rural Health Day 2017. National Rural Health Day falls on the third Thursday in November each year and recognizes the efforts of those serving the health needs of over 60 million people across the nation.

“Healthy Community Alliance is proud to be participating in the observance of National Rural

Health Day,” said CEO Ann Battaglia. “It is an opportunity to highlight the efforts of community

partners across the region to collaborate, educate, communicate and innovate on issues that affect the health and quality of life in our small towns.”

A special website (www.PowerofRural.org) has been established for rural health stakeholders to take the Partnership Pledge to help grow the power of rural America. Healthy Community Alliance invites others to visit the website, take the pledge and join the movement to improve rural communities. The website also includes social media posts to share on Facebook and Twitter and shows how rural communities across the country will be celebrating National Rural Health Day.

Last month, the Springville Village Board of Trustees and the Concord Town Board approved honoring Rural Health Day on Nov. 16 in their municipalities. Springville Mayor William Krebs took it one step further, naming Nov. 12-18 Rural Health Week in the village.

Healthy Community Alliance Inc. is a rural health network dedicated to improving quality of life

in rural communities through broad-based, inclusive partnerships that support wellness and prevention. Serving as an anchor of information and resources in rural Western New York, Healthy Community Alliance served more than 20,000 individuals in nearly 40 programs focused on the quality of life in rural settings. For more information about programs and services offered through Healthy Community Alliance, call 532-1010.

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