The mission of the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative (RHIC) is to improve and expand inter-professional education, training, and deployment of future health care providers, especially for those committed to serving rural populations.
The RHIC also will be an economic engine for west-central Indiana through the development of health care-related jobs and a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization in Terre Haute.
The initial structure of the Collaborative was guided by a Leadership Committee that included the executives of the Founding Partners and convened when needed, to make high-level decisions.
In 2008 an Operations Committee was initially established to handle day-to-day set up of the RHIC. This Operations Committee was composed of representatives from each of the institutions and was responsible for the initial implementation of the RHIC’s initiative elements.
As a team comprised of community leaders, board members, and a plethora of committee members, the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative has the ability to make great strides in the health service and education sectors for the Wabash Valley. The RHIC offers higher education opportunities, including inter-professional development, and community and economic development while improving health care for generations to come.