Hana Hinkle, PhD, has been named executive director of the Rural Training Track Collaborative, a national non-profit organization that works to sustain health professions education in rural areas through mutual encouragement, peer learning, practice improvement and the delivery of technical expertise, all in the support of a quality workforce. Members of the collaborative include undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and other health professions programs invested in producing health professionals for rural practice.

Previously anchored at Ohio University, the RTT Collaborative has a mission that fits in well with that of the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford’s National Center for Rural Health Professions, according to Dr. Hinkle who remains the NCRHP interim director.

“I’m excited to work with the nearly 70 organizations across the nation involved in the RTT Collaborative to share ideas and resources that will help us increase access to health professionals in rural and underserved areas,” says Dr. Hinkle, who took on the role and presented at the RTT Collaborative’s Annual Meeting in Hood River, Oregon, in April.

Learn more about Hana in our March 2022 Newsletter!