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Nominations will soon close for the West Virginia Rural Health Awards, which recognize and celebrate students, health professionals and community advocates working hard to improve health care for West Virginians in rural communities.
The deadline for nominations is Monday, Sept. 3!
Here’s where you go for more info, and to submit a nomination: wvrha.org/west-virginia-rural-health-awards-2/
The award for Outstanding Rural Health Student recognizes a student from a school in West Virginia that has shown a commitment to providing health care in rural communities in this state, and includes $1,000 cash award.
Other awards include Outstanding Rural Health Provider, Excellence in Rural Health (Individual), and Excellence in Rural Health (Organization or Program).
The awards are hosted by the West Virginia Rural Health Association (WVRHA), and will be presented at its annual West Virginia Rural Health Conference at Pipestem Resort State Park, Oct. 17 – 19.
WVRHA Executive Director, Debrin Jenkins, said this week that with the state suffering from unprecedented health crisis, it was critically important to celebrate and uplift the tough work being done by people to tackle those challenges.
“These are the people on the front lines,” she says. “Rural communities, particularly in West Virginia, are under-funded and under-resourced, and they are where the toughest battles are being fought. It’s hard work, often thankless work, and there are people in these communities showing incredible commitment and strength to help their fellow West Virginians. We want to celebrate these people.”
Do you know someone working on the front lines of rural health care in West Virginia? Show them you appreciate them by nominating them today!
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Eligibility: Eligible applicants that can apply for this funding opportunity are listed below:
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