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Western Kentucky University

Institute for Rural Health

Mobile Dental UnitIRH StaffImpact Belize 2011WKU Dental Hygiene students work on patients in Belize

IRH treats children in Mobile Dental Sealant Program

Mobile Dental Unit treats child

IRH

Our Mission

To steward a high quality of life for rural populations and underserved areas: by engaging students and faculty in service learning and research; by providing clinical services; and by serving as a global resource for improving health in rural communities. 

Our Objectives

  • To participate in the education of future health professionals by engaging WKU students in service learning and multi-disciplinary activities within a diverse patient population.
  • Improve oral health status of residents living within WKU’s regional service area by providing services at selected locations.
  • Improve health and wellness status of residents living within WKU’s regional service area by providing services at selected locations.

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 Location

1906 College Heights Blvd. #21038
Academic Complex 200
Bowling Green, KY 42101
 

EMAIL: irh@wku.edu

 

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