To become a member of the Legislative Committee or learn more about KRHA Advocacy activities, contact Denise Bingham, Chair of the Legislative Committee.
For more information on the current KRHA legislative agenda, visit the Legislative Conference page under the Events tab.
The Kentucky Rural Health Association advocates for improving the overall health and access to quality health care for rural Kentuckians at both the federal and state levels. The KRHA utilizes a legislative committee each year to gain insight into the key issues facing rural providers from a policy perspective. The Legislative Committee meets each fall and outlines priorities and initiatives to weigh in on during the Kentucky General Assembly. The KHA Legislative Committee also hosts a Legislative Conference in Frankfort bi-annually, during the 60-day legislative sessions. This is an opportunity for membership to interact with legislators and members of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services on health care issues.
Additionally, KRHA sends a delegation each year to Washington DC in January/February as part of the National Rural Health Association’s Policy Institute. Participants hear about federal rural health legislation and policy changes and get to visit one-on-one with our Congressmen and Senators to discuss Kentucky-specific issues.
The best way for you to support the Kentucky Rural Health Association is to contact your state or federal legislator and tell them how rural health efforts are making a difference in the Commonwealth.
Through the National Rural Health Association Grassroots Action Center, you can find contact your representatives directly and find out how they voted on key rural health legislation.
To find your state representative, visit the Legislative Research Commission’s Web site and click “Contact Your Legislator.”