2023 Bama Blitz: Reaching Rural Alabama

A group of CCN faculty, students and community partners in front of CHOICE Resource Center sign.

2023 Bama Blitz to raise funds for CCN Rural Health Initiatives

At CCN, we are working to prepare nurses that will be the positive change we need to see in rural healthcare.

From combating the substance and opioid use epidemic and increasing access to emergency services and telemedicine, to improving mental health primary care integration and increasing rural Alabama COVID-19 vaccination rates, CCN is positively impacting significant rural health issues.

UA’s Bama Blitz crowdfunding campaign will kick off at noon on April 18th and conclude at noon on April 20th. Your gift to the Reaching Rural Alabama Support Fund will help our students and faculty affect change through initiatives like community projects, student and faculty research and experiential learning opportunities.

Using the Alabama Rural Health Association definition of rural, 55 of the 67 Alabama counties are classified as some degree of rural. These rural counties also are classified as medically underserved areas and designated as health provider shortage areas by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

The Capstone College of Nursing is leading the way in Alabama’s rural counties by advocating for policy change, offering services where there is a provider shortage, and using creative research strategies to improve overall health outcomes in Alabama. It is our hope that empowering students with the ability to provide patient-centered, culturally-appropriate care to individuals who otherwise would not have access to health services will create a desire in the next generation of nurses to practice in underserved areas.

We hope you will consider supporting this fund during Bama Blitz. With your help, we can reach our goal to raise $10,000 for the Reaching Rural Alabama Support Fund! 

Visit bamablitz.ua.edu to make your gift from noon on April 18th until noon on April 20th!

Read CCN’s 2022 Capsule Magazine, Championing Rural Health to learn more about the College’s passion for improving the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Learn more about CCN’s Rural Health Initiatives here.

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