The Wisconsin Technology Council yesterday announced the Rural Health Innovation Alliance will be introduced May 23 at an event on the UW-Eau Claire campus.

The luncheon will feature speakers Ken Bahk and Kate Merton of the health organization Chicago ARC, followed by a panel with representatives of UW-Eau Claire, The Mayo Clinic, Marshfield Clinic Health System, health-care startups and others.

“The goal is to include global innovators, community members, healthcare providers, regional government and others in finding solutions to rural health care challenges,” UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Jim Schmidt said in a statement. “The Alliance will attract, support and grow global solutions for health care in the Chippewa Valley while becoming a model for other rural communities.”

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