View the fourth installment in our Building Health Equity webinar series, Investing in Rural Health Equity and Prosperity. This webinar featured Dr. Keith Mueller, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute and faculty at the Iowa College of Public Health; Cindy Houlden, working with the Homecare Worker Cooperative Academy through the Nebraska Cooperative Development Center; and Dr. Devi Dwarabandam, a Rural Prosperity Nebraska fellow.

We discussed the unique challenges and strengths that rural communities hold affecting health equity and economic prosperity as well as promising practices, tools, and resources that can be implemented to promote health in these areas. The session will conclude with time for open conversation.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss the current issues facing rural areas that threaten health equity and community prosperity 
  1. Learn about the programs and tactics being implemented in a variety of rural communities to address these issues 
  1. Explore ways to implement strategies to promote health equity and prosperity to meet the needs of all individuals and populations in rural settings 

Our Speakers

Keith Mueller, director of the Rural Policy Research Institute and professor in the department of Health Management and Policy at the Iowa College of Public Health keith-mueller@uiowa.edu

Cindy Houlden, managing the Homecare Worker Cooperative Academy Pilot through the Nebraska Cooperative Development Center choulden2@unl.edu

Devi Dwarabandam, Rural Prosperity Nebraska fellow ddwarabandam@unmc.edu

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Kathleen May in advance at kathleen-may@uiowa.edu.

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