John Gale – UNE Adjunct Faculty member – 2015 NRHA Volunteer of the Year!
Congratulations to John Gale, one of UNE’s adjunct faculty members in the Graduate Programs in Public Health!
John was selected to be presented with the 2015 NRHA Volunteer of the Year Award at NRHA’s 38th Annual Rural Health Conference on April 16 in Philadelphia.
About the NRHA
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members, according to their website. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
Passion in the field of rural health
John was recognized by the NRHA as being a leading researcher on rural health clinics and having done extensive work on issues related to critical access hospitals.
While John has focused on the operation and function of rural delivery and safety net systems of care, other key areas of his work include the integration of primary care and behavioral health services, the organization of mental health and substance abuse delivery systems, the use of health information technology by rural providers, and rural substance abuse issues.
Honoring John Gale
The following is the NRHA’s video, honoring John for the National Rural Health Association 2015 Volunteer of the Year Award.
John will be teaching Community Assessment at the University of New England this summer, and we are very much looking forward to him sharing his expertise!