Extra Episode - Women Who Impact with Alana Knudson in Recognition of National Rural Health Day

In this Rural Impact Extra Episodes series, "Women Who Impact," Michelle highlights inspirational leaders making extraordinary impacts in rural health in recognition of National Rural Health Day (NRHD).

In the final episode, Michelle meets with Alana Knudson, Director of the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. With over 25 years of experience leading health services, research projects, and evaluating programs, Alana is doing everything she can to make a positive difference in advancing rural people's and communities health and well-being. Alana shares the critical role research and data play in informing policymakers and ensuring that rural communities' needs are addressed.

Alana shares what motivated her rural-focused career, the impact she sees from her work, advice for people who will one day walk in her shoes, exciting projects she is currently working on, and what her inspiration is.