Lisa Davis Elected to PRHA Board of Directors

October 14, 2010

Lisa A. Davis, director of the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH), has been elected to serve on the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association (PRHA) board of directors.

PRHA is dedicated to enhancing the health and well-being of Pennsylvania's rural citizens and communities. By combining the efforts of individuals, organizations, professionals, and community leaders, PRHA provides a collective voice on rural health issues and serves a conduit of rural health information and resources benefiting all Pennsylvanians.

Davis has served prior three-year terms on the PRHA board of directors. A past president of PRHA, she now serves as co-chair of the organization’s legislative committee.

Davis has been recognized nationally for her work on rural health issues, public health policy, women’s health, and the un- and underinsured. She has received several awards, including PRHA’s Outstanding Leadership Award and the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). PORH has also received NOSORH’s Award of Merit during her tenure.

In addition to her work with PRHA, Davis is a member of the NOSORH board of directors, the National Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Advisory Committee, the Rural Health Works National Managing Committee, the Appalachian Regional Commission Health Policy Advisory Council, and several National Rural Health Association advisory committees. Within the Commonwealth, Davis is a member of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Rural Affairs. She is also vice president and co-founder of the Centre County Breast Cancer Coalition, is treasurer of PA Rural Partners, and serves on the board of the Pennsylvania Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.

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Editors: For additional information, please contact PORH Director Lisa Davis at 814-863-8214 or lad3@psu.edu, or contact the College of Health and Human Development Office of College Relations at 814-865-3831 or healthhd@psu.edu.