Stacie Pace, executive director of the Rural Oklahoma Network (ROK-Net), was one of 15 people selected from across the country for the Rural Health Fellows Program.
The yearlong, intensive program is aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.
“I am honored to have been selected from a competitive review process for this opportunity. I am hoping to come away from this experience with the insight to be a better leader in rural health for Oklahoma,” Pace said.
The program, administered by the National Rural Health Association, announced their final selections in late November.
“We are very pleased to announce this new class of fellows as this program enters its fourteenth year. Once again, this class represents various levels of rural health expertise,” NRHA CEO Alan Morgan said. “With the successes achieved by the previous classes, we look forward to continuing the tradition of building rural health care leaders through this valuable program.”
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of more than 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
“This fellowship program is important because it gives each of us in the rural health care industry a look at all aspects of rural health from boots on the ground to what it takes to change policy,” Pace said.
The fellows’ first meeting will be during NRHA’s 31st Rural Health Policy Institute Feb. 10 in Washington D.C.
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