OACA’s Director of Rural Health Programs Katy Backes Kozhimannil, PhD, recently received the Outstanding Educator Award from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). She was recognized for her tireless work on and commitment to teaching and mentoring about health equity and rural health issues.
As a professor at the School of Public Health and director of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center, she also helps lead, energize, and support rural health research with a policy-relevant focus across a range of issues.
NRHA’s Rural Health Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in the field of rural health who have dedicated their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. Kozhimannil will be honored during NRHA’s 45th Annual Rural Health Conference May 10-13 in Albuquerque, N.M.