Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-being: Challenges and Opportunities: A Workshop
On June 13, 2017, the Roundtable on the Promotion of Health Equity and the Elimination of Health Disparities and the Roundtable on Population Health Improvement held a joint workshop on Achieving Rural Health Equity and Well-Being: Challenges and Opportunities. The workshop was held at the Montgomery Prattville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Prattville, which is located in central Alabama. The workshop was webcast and archived videos and speaker presentations can be found on the right of this page.
At this 1-day public workshop, participants explored a range of initiatives focused on improving community well-being. The objectives of this workshop were: (1) exploring the impacts of racial inequities, economic issues, and immigration on rural communities in the U.S.; and, (2) learning about asset-based approaches to addressing these challenges in initiatives that improve population health and health equity. The workshop included invited presentations on and discussion of initiatives created to tackle systematic disinvestment in rural communities and implications for improving the social determinants of health, including access to and quality of health care services. The workshop was intended to illustrate some promising and constructive actions that rural communities facing these enormous challenges are taking to equitably improve residents' health and well-being.