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The 2019 Essay Prize went to Kristen Shaver (UW-Green Bay working towards a degree in Human Biology with an emphasis in Nutritional Sciences/ Dietetics) for "Immunizations Among Plain Communities."
The Hermes Monato, Jr. Prize of $2,500 is awarded annually for the best rural health paper. It is open to all students of the University of Wisconsin (any campus) as well as those who will be recent graduates at the time of submission. Students are encouraged to write on a rural health topic for a regular class and then to submit a copy to the Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative as an entry by June 1st. Previous award winners as well as judging criteria and submission information are available below.
"Immunizations Among Plain Communities"
"A Multidisciplinary Look at Suicide and the Wisconsin Farmer ”
Mish ko Swen: To Be Strong and Healthy”
Stories of the Past, Lessons for Today”
Māēhnowesēkiyah: We Will All Be Well"
"Microbial Perspective on Soil in Agriculture: How Soil Microbial Communities Can Be Used for Better Rural Health in the 21st Century"
"The Small Town Healer"
Agriculture's Impact on Water Quality in Rural Communities"
“Dental Health Care Access in Rural Communities” ( Honorable Mention ($1,000) to Caitlin Rublee) for “Addressing the Physician Shortage Epidemic One shot at a Time."
"Children First: Using Community Food Systems to Improve Early Childhood Nutrition in Rural Wisconsin."
Rural Health System: Healthcare and Education"
“The Flu, An ER Nurses Perspective”
“Thank you, nurse”
“Why Do You Work Here? Intrinsic Benefits of Working in Rural Health Care."
"Reflections on a Primary Care Clerkship”
“Recognition of Childhood Overweight and Disease Risk among American Indian Caregivers”
"Living Histories: Wisconsin's Rural Physicians of the 20th Century"
"Risk Perceptions on Skin Cancer and the Role of Community Pharmacies in Preventative Strategies"
Life in the Box
A Day in the Life of Rural Pharmacist Mitch"
"Baby Campaigns: Child Welfare Work in Wisconsin, 1919-1928"
"A Proposal to Decrease the Occurrence of Adverse Effects Caused by Medications in the Rural Elderly"
"Off-farm Work and the Wisconsin Family Farm: Moonlighting for the Health Insurance"
"Health Status and Healthcare: A Critical Evaluation of the Determinants of Health in North Dakota"
"ER in the Country"
"The Rural Hospital in Transition: Opportunities and Options"
"A Closer Look at the Primary Care Physician Recruitment..."
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