Thursday, 11/18/2021, 11:00 am to 5:30 pm. ARCHIVED EVENT
OBJECTIVE: The National Institutes of Health Rural Health Special Interest Group works to raise awareness of rural health issues and improve biomedical, behavioral/social science, intervention and implementation research aimed at improving disease prevention, self-management, and care delivery across the care continuum. Our goal is to advance our understanding of rural health disparities and stimulate research to identify multi-level, evidence-based solutions to improve rural health outcomes. The group connects clinical, community-based interventionists, and translational scientists from diverse disciplines across the NIH to research communities and decision makers, as well as to provide opportunities for professional development, networking, and community engagement.
ABOUT THE SEMINAR: The 2021 Rural Health Seminar will advance our understanding of the structural-level determinants of health that contribute to rural health disparities. The seminar will highlight research to build effective interventions that address the multiple, structural-level health inequities faced by rural communities. The 2021 seminar is organized around three tracks where speakers will discuss: 1) sociocultural and economic determinants in rural settings, 2) physical environmental determinants in rural settings, and 3) evaluation and policy. Attendees will come away from this virtual seminar with an understanding of the impact of structural determinates on rural populations and the need for multi-level interventions to reduce rural health disparities.
Co-Sponsoring NIH Institutes and Centers:
National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)