After a decade speaking across the country on behalf of the National Rural Health
Association, Brock Slabach, MPH, FACHE, NRHA Senior Vice President of Member
Services, has a deep understanding of health policy and what it means for rural
America. Over the years, Slabach has delivered more than 200 presentations and
logged thousands of travel miles covering every corner of the U.S., from New England
to Nevada, Alaska to the Florida panhandle, sometimes even internationally. Reaching
out to health professionals and decision-makers helps build momentum for important
rural health initiatives, and in his efforts Slabach has connected with countless people
who share his passion for building a stronger future for rural health care. During
this session, Slabach will review the rural health landscape before COVID-19 and the
impact this pandemic has had on providers nationwide ever since.
BROCK SLABACH, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR MEMBER SERVICES, NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
Brock joined NRHA in 2008. He has administrative responsibility for all areas of member services, including membership, communications and meetings/exhibitions.
He was a rural hospital administrator for more than 21 years and has served on the board of the National Rural Health Association and the regional policy board of the American Hospital Association.
Brock specializes in rural health system development that encompasses population health and the varied payment programs moving rural providers into value based purchasing models. He serves on the CMS Star Rating Technical Expert Panel (TEP), a member of the National Quality Forum’s Measures Application Partnership (MAP) Hospital and Rural Health Workgroup and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Rural Accountable Care Consortium and Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).