Category: State Office of Rural Health

Congratulations to Well-Ahead Louisiana’s State Office of Rural Health Manager Denaé Hebert, who is now a Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional! Hebert completed nearly 20 hours of course work through the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC) and passed a proctored exam in order to obtain certification.

NARHC’s Certified Rural Health Clinic Professional Course educates participants on the operations, rules and regulations to manage a successful rural health clinic. Certification provides individuals a great foundation and broad scope of knowledge about Rural Health Clinics.

“Working with Rural Health Clinics on a daily basis, I felt it was important to expand my knowledge of the administrative, financial, and regulatory requirements of the clinics,” said Hebert. “This course has helped me to gain a better understanding of RHC operations and best practices and how we at Well-Ahead can better support them and connect them to meaningful resources.”

The Well-Ahead Louisiana State Office of Rural Health (SORH) integrates population health strategies within rural communities, supports the development and sustainability of rural care facilities, and advances access to care through innovation. Almost half of Louisiana is rural, and Well-Ahead provides support to address rural communities’ unique healthcare needs.

Rural Health Clinics across the state can benefit from the FREE 2021 Virtual Rural Health Workshop! Well-Ahead Louisiana and the Louisiana Rural Health Association are joining forces to host the Workshop on December 6, 7 and 8, and there will be something for all rural healthcare professionals. Hear from federal- and state-level leaders on current hot topics, find out about available funding and technical opportunities and get education that aims to improve your efficiency and effectiveness and lead your patients into a healthier future. Register now at!