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Project REACH – Recruiting Participants

Project REACH is Recruiting Participants for 2023-2024 Cohort

Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health) provides diverse community leaders in rural Minnesota with health policy and leadership training that will help them build skills to successfully advocate to improve health in their rural communities. Project REACH is an initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program. Throughout the year-long program, participants receive training and technical assistance around using local research and data, health policy, effective policy communication, and civic engagement. The program also connects rural Minnesota community leaders with experts and resources from the University of Minnesota as well as with other rural advocates and organizations across the state. Upon completion of the program, participants receive a $1,200 stipend and a certificate of completion.

More information about Project REACH can be found on the program website: Individuals (ages 18 and older) working or living in rural Minnesota who want to improve health in their community by building skills in health policy problem framing and effective communication with state legislators and other policymakers are encouraged to apply. Interest forms for participation in the 2023-2024 cohort will be accepted until Monday February 20, 2023 at 5 pm:

Questions about the program and application process can be directed to Katie Rydberg at

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