Our Vision and Mission

The Center for Rural School Health & Education’s (CRSHE, pronounced “crush”) vision is happy, healthy children and families living in vibrant rural communities. Our mission is to partner with rural schools and communities to improve health and education outcomes.


Our Guiding Principles

  1. We prioritize working with high need rural and frontier communities
  2. We work directly in and with rural schools and communities
  3. We listen to the voices of the community and honor their priorities, context, values, and culture
  4. We develop and sustain long-term and collaborative partnerships
  5. We advocate for rural schools in state-wide conversations


Current Focus Areas

  1. Comprehensive health and wellness planning and implementation in schools
  2. Social-emotional health for students, teachers, and service providers
  3. Workforce development for professionals working with children and families
  4. Creating educational and economic opportunity
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