Center for Rural School Health & Education
We're dedicated to working with rural schools to improve health and education outcomes. Our vision centers on happy, healthy children and families living in vibrant rural communities. Tools we're using to make this vision a reality include research, assessment, programming and curriculum. Throughout this process, we emphasize long-term, close collaboration with the high-need rural communities we work with, and prioritize honoring their culture and values. Above all, we strive to be nationwide advocates for rural education and family health.
ECHO-DU is part of a global model for providing virtual professional learning to professionals. While most ECHO sites around the world focus on healthcare, ours is one of the few focused on the P-20 education system. Participants collaborate with other educators in a case-based learning environment in order to learn about evidence-based practices and develop advanced skills related to mental health, school health-wellness and school leadership.