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This presentation was delivered at NADO's Annual Training Conference, held in Anchorage, Alaska on September 9-12, 2017.
A growing body of research shows that people living in rural communities experience inequities in health and well-being compared to their urban counterparts. The NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is conducting formative research to explore opportunities to improve health
and equity in rural communities using an asset-based community development approach. This session will provide an overview of rural health disparities data, followed by preliminary findings and key recommendations to strengthen rural communities
based on an enhanced understanding of culture and history, priorities, assets, partners, and promising strategies unique to and common across rural communities and regions.
Michael Meit, MS, MPH, Co-Director, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, NORC at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, MD