May 27, 1999
MEDIA CONTACT: Barb Chamberlain, 509/358-7527, chamberlain@wsu.edu
HARDT ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL RURAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION
        SPOKANE, Wash. -- Charlotte Hardt, assistant director of the Area Health Education Center at Washington State University at Spokane and adjunct faculty in the WSU Spokane Health Policy and Administration graduate program, has been selected as president-elect of the National Rural Health Association.
        An NRHA member for 10 years, Hardt has served on the Board of Trustees and the Rural Health Policy Board as chair of the State Association Council since 1994.
        Hardt received a master's in health administration from the University of Colorado-Denver and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Whitworth College.
        The Area Health Education Center at WSU Spokane focuses on health professions education and training, recruitment, and retention, especially for rural and under-served communities. The AHEC also provides technical assistance to communities and serves as a grant partner for a number of initiatives. It is recognized as a leader nationwide for its innovative and successful programs.
        The AHEC is an integral part of the health science programs at the WSU Spokane campus, which include professional and graduate studies in Health Policy and Administration, Pharmacy, Human Nutrition, and Speech and Hearing Sciences.
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