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  • March 9th – The Role of Values-based Leadership

    On March 9th we will be hosting our fifth and final Learning Lab with the HealthDoers Network:  The Role of Values-Based Leadership:  Starting the Community Conversation.  For me, it has been an incredible learning experience. ... more

  • It’s Not What You Think

    By Kruse Scholar Bianca Nguyen In talking about Communities of Excellence thus far, it has been almost impossible to forgo mentioning the communities across the United States who are struggling with poverty, health disparities, and ... more

  • Communities of Excellence and the Spatial Fix

    By Kruse Scholar Amy Jones When we look around the country at the racial and wealth distribution in various neighborhoods, it is obvious that the vast majority of the US remains highly segregated along racial ... more

  • Closing the Chasm

    By Kruse Scholar Bianca Nguyen With the transition into the new year, the Kruse Scholars program has welcomed its latest cohort of bright and passionate scholars. After returning to campus for my final semester in ... more

  • Communities of Excellence and the One Health Model

    By Kruse Scholar Andrea Stoesz For people unfamiliar with the Baldrige Framework, Communities of Excellence can be hard to understand. It’s a complicated, but simultaneously abstract framework, and is just now beginning to be tested ... more

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