Assistant professor of health services policy and management, Dr. Elizabeth Crouch at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, has been elected by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) to serve on its Board of Trustees. Charged with leading NRHA through supervision, control and direction of the association’s affairs, the board is comprised of elected officers of the association and the chief executive officer.
It also includes chairs for the State Association Council, the State Office Council, Rural Health Policy Congress, and each constituency group (i.e., clinical services, frontier, hospitals and health systems, research and education, federal qualified health center, public health, rural health clinic, statewide health resources). Dr. Crouch will lend her experience from both her professional career and her service with NRHA to her role as chair of the Research and Education Constituency Group.
A member of NRHA since 2016, Dr. Crouch was selected to participate in the organization’s 2018 cohort of its Rural Health Fellows Program. This one-year, intensive program is designed to prepare emerging rural health experts for leadership roles in advancing the health of rural America. Dr. Crouch is also serving a three-year term on the editorial board for the Journal of Rural Health, which is funded by NRHA.
“The training activities offered through the Rural Health Fellows Program were essential to furthering my knowledge of how to apply my research to advocacy work and policy development and enhancing my knowledge of the practitioner’s perspective,” Dr. Crouch says.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on February 07