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WKU/AHEC Student Rural Health Association

A partnership between SC KY AHEC and the Kentucky Rural Health Association .

A student organization dedicated to fostering an appreciation of needs, resources, and strategies for improving health status and health care for all rural Kentuckians.

Mission Statement:

The mission of WKU/AHEC SRHA shall be to educate WKU students and others and promote rural health issues in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by addressing pertinent rural health issues through workshops, volunteer projects, and information distribution through multiple media outlets. These activities will support the mission of the Kentucky Rural Health Association (KRHA), which represents the geographically diverse regions of Kentucky and a variety of profit and nonprofit entities.

What We Do:

The student organization does a variety of projects. Each month we focus on a different medical topic relevant to rural health. Topics are chosen by the group. Students watch documentaries, debate current events, and bring in guest speakers. Students also complete a variety of community service projects. 


The WKU/AHEC Student Rural Health Association is led by a dedicated group of students.

President: Blaine Patty

Vice Presidents: Tyler Patty and Jonathan Smith

Treasurer: Katherine Citak

Secretary: Brittney Lyne

Staff Adviser: Catherine Malin 


Joining KRHA: 

All interested students are encouraged to join the Kentucky Rural Health Association. This professional organization is the parent organization of our student chapter. Student membership to KRHA is FREE. To become a member, fill out this membership application


Learn More About WKU/AHEC Student Rural Health Association:



Interested in joining? Email Catherine Malin to get added to our Blackboard Site



Greenview Regional Hospital Shadowing Rotations -- Student Sign-up 

WKU/AHEC SRHA has partnered with Greenview Regional Hospital to provide a shadowing rotation for WKU students. Students will spend a semester rotating through different departments at the hospital, shadowing healthcare providers. Students visit the hospital once a week and spend roughly three hours shadowing in a specific department. 

Participants must commit to an entire semester, pass a criminal background check, a drug screen, and provide a negative TB skin test and immunization records. Students must pay for their TB skin test and drug test. 

 Applications are due January 26!

Interested students must complete an online application found here

 Upcoming Dates and Events:

Thursday, August 17 -- Campus and Community Fair, Preston Center, 1:30 - 4:30pm. Stop by our table and learn more about our organization. 

Wednesday, August 30 -- Discover Fest, DSU, 2-5pm. Stop by our table and learn more about our organization. 

Monday, Sept. 11, 6 pm (DSU 2084) -- The healthcare response to large scale disasters. 

Monday, Oct. 2, 6 pm (DSU 2084)

Monday, Nov. 6, 6pm (DSU 2084)

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 6pm -- Take a break from finals, enjoy dinner and a movie with SRHA. 


November 16-17, 2017 -- Annual Kentucky Rural Health Association Conference 

The annual KRHA conference in being held in Bowling Green, KY this year. Students are encouraged to attend the conference. Student registration is $45 for the two days. This includes lunch. 

Register here:



2017-2018 dues are $15!  

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