Project REACH

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Build the skills you need to successfully advocate for improved health in your rural community. 

Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health) is a year-long program that provides diverse community leaders in rural Minnesota with health policy and leadership training. Participants will learn to frame health policy challenges and how to communicate effectively with state legislators and other policymakers.

What you’ll get

Skill-building

Identify a local challenge, build leadership skills to address it, and develop and share a policy proposal with relevant decision makers.

Mentorship

Throughout the program, you’ll have access to mentorship from University of Minnesota faculty and staff.

Dissemination opportunities

You may have opportunities to publish or present your work during the program.

Travel costs covered

For trainings and/or meetings and program materials.

Stipend

$1,200 stipend.

Certificate of completion

Upon program completion.

Total time commitment: Approximately 8–10 hours a month.

Participants: 2022–23

What participants say

Adam Pavek, PharmD

 

Leah Lehtola

 

Ann Bussey

Project REACH is a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program through the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

Contact

Katie Rydberg, MPH
Program Manager
Rural Health Research Center
[email protected]