Kevin Driesen, PhD, MPH, assistant professor in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been selected by the National Rural Health Association for the 2014 Rural Health Fellows program.
Dr. Driesen is the director of the Arizona Rural Hospital Flex Program at the Center for Rural Health where he applies operational research and program evaluation methods to strengthen small hospital quality and performance outcomes and manages technical services for 14 Critical Access Hospitals.
After the completion of a competitive review process, The NRHA selected 15 fellows to participate in the yearlong, intensive program aimed at developing leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural America.
The National Rural health Association is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. The NRHA membership is made up of more than 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.