RWHC Annual Monato Rural Essay Prize (UW Students)

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$2,500 Monato Essay Prize

Now taking submissions for the 29th Annual Award!

Monato Essay Award
28th ANNUAL $2,500 RURAL HEALTH PRIZE Awarded

RWHC’s 28th Annual $2,500 Monato Rural Health Essay Prize has been awarded to Brooke Resch, a recent graduate of the Wisconsin Academy of Rural Medicine for her essay, “Grandpa Needs Help,” available in the September issue of Eye on Health .

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.

Prior Prize Recipients

2019
Kristen Shaver

"Immunizations Among Plain Communities"

2016
2013
Jonathan Fricke

"The Small Town Healer"

2011
Jeyanthi Bhaheetharan

“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."

2008
Christi Barden

“The Flu, An ER Nurses Perspective”

2007
2005
Briana Calore

"Reflections on a Primary Care Clerkship”

2004
Rachel Quinn

“Recognition of Childhood Overweight and Disease Risk among American Indian Caregivers”

2003
Amy Schnettler

"Living Histories: Wisconsin's Rural Physicians of the 20th Century"

2001
April Eddy

" Life in the Box

1999
Rochelle Frounfelker

"Baby Campaigns: Child Welfare Work in Wisconsin, 1919-1928"

1998
Steve Bartig

"A Proposal to Decrease the Occurrence of Adverse Effects Caused by Medications in the Rural Elderly"

1997
Julie Whitaker

"Off-farm Work and the Wisconsin Family Farm: Moonlighting for the Health Insurance"

1996
Irwin J. Epstein

"Health Status and Healthcare: A Critical Evaluation of the Determinants of Health in North Dakota"

1995
Mary Lee

"ER in the Country"

1994
Michael (Mick) Joyce

"The Rural Hospital in Transition: Opportunities and Options"

1993
Tom Ryan

"A Closer Look at the Primary Care Physician Recruitment..."

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