Who We Are

The Center for Rural School Health & Education (CRSHE, pronounced "crush") is housed in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

CRSHE Vision: All children, youth, and adults in rural communities are living healthy, meaningful lives.

CRSHE Mission: We partner with rural schools and communities to improve health and education outcomes.

Meet Our Team

What we do

  1. We embody principles of social justice and racial equity in all of our actions.
  2. We work directly in and with high-need rural and frontier schools and communities.
  3. We honor the voices, priorities, knowledge, values, histories, and cultures of partnering communities.
  4. We develop and sustain long-term, collaborative partnerships.
  5. We advocate for rural communities in state-wide and national conversations.
  6. We conduct community-engaged research that generates knowledge and contributes to positive local change.

Our Services

  1. Strategic planning and support for implementing changes
  2. Virtual Professional Development via ECHO-DU
  3. Training, technical assistance and professional learning communities
  4. Convening funders, University and community partners
  5. Research and evaluation
  6. Grant writing and management support
  7. Community-based participatory research workshops

Get to know our Community Advisory Board and Steering Committee

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