Robare selected to become an NRHA Rural Health Fellow


Nov. 9, 2021

Joseph Robare, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of public health and social work, was selected for the National Rural Health Association’s 2022 Rural Health Fellows program. The RHF is a year-long program for between 10-15 NRHA members with rural health care expertise to articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.

Rural Health Fellows meet in person three times throughout the year to undergo intensive leadership and advocacy training. They also take part in monthly conference calls to supplement their training, receive updates on legislative and regulatory concerns that impact rural health, and participate in a mentorship program with current members of NRHA's board of trustees. As part of the 2022 program, Robare will participate in a group project and attend the NRHA’s Rural Health Policy Institute meeting, Feb. 8-10 in Washington, D.C.; the annual conference, May 10-13, in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and a final graduation ceremony in February 2023 in Washington.

The NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 21,000 members that provides leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.