Rural Health Advisory Council

The Massachusetts State Office of Rural Health provides staff support and coordination to the Massachusetts Rural Council on Health, known as MARCH.

The group of 20 rural based providers and community leaders includes representation from a broad range of service types and members from all rural areas of the state. In addition, many staff from multiple state agencies and other statewide organizations interested in rural health participate in this group's activities.

MARCH serves not only in an advisory capacity to the State Office of Rural Health, but provides leadership for rural health across the state. They periodically host larger educational and networking events to bring together a greater network of rural health stakeholders in our state.

MARCH currently has 4 focus areas they are working on. These include:

  • Telehealth
  • Behavioral Health
  • Healthcare Workforce
  • Community Engagement

Click here for a current list of our MARCH members: March Members, Feb 2018

If you would like more information or would like to address this group, please contact Kirby Lecy, at the State Office of Rural Health.

Contact   for Rural Health Advisory Council


Kirby Lecy, State Office of Rural Health Project Coordinator


(508) 792-7706


MA Department of Public Health
180 Beaman St., West Boylston, MA 01583

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