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
Identify a local challenge, build leadership skills to address it, and develop and share a policy proposal with relevant decision makers.
Throughout the program, you’ll have access to mentorship from University of Minnesota faculty and staff.
You may have opportunities to publish or present your work during the program.
Travel costs covered
For trainings and/or meetings and program materials.
Certificate of completion
Upon program completion.
Total time commitment: Approximately 8–10 hours a month.
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