Shannon Chambers, Director of Provider Solutions for the SC Office of Rural Health, has been installed to the Board of Directors for the National Association of Rural Health Clinics (NARHC). Her three-year term will conclude in December 2022.
NARHC is the only national organization dedicated exclusively to improving the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care in rural under-served areas through the Rural Health Clinics (RHC) Program. NARHC works with Congress, federal agencies, and rural health allies to expand and protect the interests of Rural Health Clinics.
“Shannon is widely viewed as the statewide expert on Rural Health Clinic issues in South Carolina,” said SCORH’s CEO, Graham Adams, Ph.D. “We’re proud that she’ll now be able to share that expertise on the national stage.”
In her role at SCORH, Chambers assists private physician offices who desire to convert to Rural Health Clinic (RHC) status, and provides technical assistance to RHCs in compliance activities. She also provides technical assistance in billing and coding, EHR implementation, and practice management for all RHCs.
About the South Carolina Office of Rural Health
The South Carolina Office of Rural Health (SCORH) is a non-profit organization with a mission to close the gap in health status and life expectancy between rural and urban communities in the Palmetto State. SCORH has been promoting investment, opportunity and health within rural communities since 1991.
Like its peer organizations in each state, SCORH is the sole organization in South Carolina that is federally designated to address the health needs in rural communities. SCORH works with local, state and national partners to:
• increase access to quality health care,
• improve the social determinants that contribute to a community’s overall health, and
• connect available resources across the state with local needs in rural communities.
To accomplish these goals, SCORH:
• provides technical and financial assistance to healthcare providers,
• advocates to local and state leaders to encourage rural-friendly policy, and
• invests in educational activities and health programs at the local level
With 32 percent of our state’s residents living in rural areas, SCORH believes in preserving the unique character of rural communities without compromising their opportunities and access to critical services.