Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Rural Genius: Regina Benjamin

The MacArthur Awards ("The Genius Awards") have recognized the importance of ruralism this year. One of the winners is Regina Benjamin who founded the Bayou La Batre Rural Health Clinic in the Gulf Coast fishing community of Bayou La Batre, Alabama. The foundation discussed Dr. Benjamin's commitment to providing quality healthcare for some of the poorest, most underserved, rural communities. As well as running her own practice and visiting the neediest patients in her pickup truck, Dr. Benjamin has been involved in turning preventive health research into accessible community-based interventions. She has also helped others establish clinics providing quality medical services in underserved communities nationwide.

See Regina Benjamin's profile here.

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