Rural health initiatives

Mapping the road to a healthy rural future

UNMC partners with rural Nebraska to accommodate and even embrace the disruptive changes that will continue to impact the state’s health workforce, patient care, health education, technology and research. In addition to pipeline programs for educating the health care workforce, training of first responders, and improving access to basic health care, we have worked with stakeholders and partners across the state to develop an action plan for the future.

This plan sets priorities rural education and workforce preparation, rural health education and delivery models, the use of emerging technologies, rural health research, and maximizing UNMC’s organizational structure to guide such action.

Through new and forward thinking, hard work and strategic collaboration, UNMC and rural Nebraskans can together shape a new vision for a healthy rural future, beginning now.  Read our Action Plan


Nicole Carritt, UNMC Director of Rural Health Initiatives, 402-559-2921 
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  • Rural Health Academic Programs

    UNMC addresses rural Nebraska's needs with pipeline programs that encourage rural residents to pursue health care careers.

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  • Nebraska AHEC

    The Nebraska Area Health Education Center Network works to improve health care access by linking communities with training resources.

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    Simulation in Motion-Nebraska is a statewide, mobile education system bringing state-of-the-art training to first responders and hospitals.

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