Rural Health Information Hub web writer selected for national program

kay-mtKay Miller Temple, MD, was recently selected to the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 2019 Rural Health Fellows program. Miller Temple serves as a web content writer for the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) at the UND Center for Rural Health. She also serves as an advisor with the Targeted Rural Health Education program (TRHE), a writing project that gives medical students a better understanding of rural community health needs.

After the completion of a competitive review process, Miller Temple was chosen as one of 15 fellows selected to participate in the yearlong, intensive Rural Health Fellows program. The goal of the program is to develop leaders who can articulate a clear and compelling vision for rural health in America.

“We are very pleased to announce this new class of fellows as this program enters its 13th year. Once again, this class represents various levels of rural health expertise,” said NRHA CEO Alan Morgan. “With the successes achieved by the previous classes, we look forward to continuing the tradition of building rural healthcare leaders through this valuable program.”

Prior to joining RHIhub, Miller Temple earned her MD from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine. She spent 15 years in private practice until joining the Mayo Clinic, Arizona Campus, where she worked as a hospitalist. In 2013, she obtained a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She then balanced clinical practice and freelance writing.

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of more than 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.