Welcome to
hawaiʻi state rural health association

The Hawaiʻi State Rural Health Association is dedicated to addressing rural health needs in Hawaiʻi.

HSRHA actively pursues solutions to the unique issues that are associated with providing robust health services to Hawaiʻi’s rural populations.

HSRHA is organized for advocacy, communication, education, and research of issues related to rural health. Goals identified in the 2017 – 2022 Strategic Plan call for:


Advocacy for recruitment and retention of primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives and physician assistants)


Recruitment and retention of Hawaiʻi’s rural health workforce through networking, education, training, and mentoring.


Establish and maintain relationships with key County, State, and Federal legislators and administrative staff