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NRHA announces 2023 rural health awardees, top JRH article

NRHA is proud to announce the recipients of association’s 2023 Rural Health Awards, given each year to individuals and organizations who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others.

The awardees were honored during NRHA’s 46th Annual Rural Health Conference May 18 in San Diego, Calif.

“We’re extremely proud of this year’s winners, particularly because of the additional challenges rural health professionals face as we transition to a post-pandemic environment,” says NRHA CEO Alan Morgan. “They have each made tremendous strides to advance rural health care, and we’re confident they will continue to help improve the lives of rural Americans.”

Learn more in NRHA's press release about each recipient:    
  • Bob Moser, MD, has been awarded the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health Care.
  • Zachary Strecker is this year’s NRHA/John Snow Inc. Student Leadership Award winner.
  • Brock Slabach is the recipient of this year’s President’s Award.

The Journal of Rural Health editorial board selected the 2023 Article of the Year among all JRH articles published online last year.

The winner is an article titled “Higher hospitalization and mortality rates among SARS-CoV-2-infected persons in rural America” by Alfred Jerrod Anzalone, MS; Ronald Horswell, PhD; Brian M. Hendricks, PhD; San Chu, MS; William B. Hillegass, MD, PhD; William H. Beasley, PhD; Jeremy R. Harper, MS; Wesley Kimble, MS; Clifford J. Rosen, MD; Lucio Miele, MD, PhD; James C. McClay, MD, MS; Susan L. Santangelo, ScD; Sally L. Hodder, MD; and the National COVID Cohort Collaborative Consortium.

Learn more in NRHA's press release about the study and selection process.


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