Established in November of 2003 by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, the National Center for Rural Health Professions (NCRHP) is located on the campus of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and is under the direction of the associate dean for Rural Health Professions. 

The purpose of the Center is to meet the health care needs of rural Illinois residents through collaborative projects involving multiple health professions and emphasize recruitment, retention and health care delivery initiatives that will positively impact the health and well being of both rural residents and their communities.



News & Events

02/25/2015National Center for Rural Health Professions and University of Illinois Awarded Expansion Funds for Illinois AHEC Network
02/12/20152015 Rural Health Careers Camp to be Held This Summer at Rockford University
12/11/2014MOU with PNU Renewed
11/12/2014NCRHP Partners to Celebrate National Rural Health Day
10/02/20144-H Health Jam
09/10/2014University of Illinois’ Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program Announces Plans to Expand
08/22/2014Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program Receives Award of Merit
07/17/2014Rural Medical Education (RMED) Program Names New Director
05/02/20142014 Rural Health Careers Camp Provides Hands-On Learning For Rural Teens