Strategies to achieve goals:
Utilize secondary data analysis to consider which counties are at high risk for health disparities and morbidity.
Contact potential stakeholders in each county and perform primary needs assessments and analysis via interviews and Community Engagement meetings.
Collaborate with partners and stakeholders to design programs for students to engage them towards rural health care careers.
Track students over their educational years to monitor their intended health career track and if they then decide to practice in a rural area.