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Rural health essay contest to award $2,500; deadline is June 1

All students or recent graduates of any University of Wisconsin System campus within the preceding year are eligible to compete for the annual Monato Rural Health Essay Prize. The contest, which awards $2,500 for the top essay, was established in memory of Hermes Monato, Jr., who worked at the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative (RWHC) and was a 1990 UW graduate.

There are no requirements for the papers’ length or format, but the winning essay will be about rural health and will have some of the following attributes:

  • Relevance to rural communities
  • Innovative
  • Multi-disciplinary
  • Improves quality of care
  • Team/relationship oriented
  • Applicability to networking, cooperatives

Papers written for a class or other purposes are eligible for submission. Essays with an international theme, so long as it provides “insight on U.S. rural health care or policy,” also will be accepted.

Entries should be mailed to Monica Seiler at the following address: RWHC, 880 Independence Lane, Sauk City, WI, 53583 or through e-mail by June 1, 2015. Click here for more information.

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