Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity News and Events

Upcoming events

Working Toward Health Equity for the LGBTQ+ Community: September 18

When: Monday, September 18, 2023, 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Where: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Auditorium E

The event features:

  • A discussion about obstacles to health equity faced by the LGBTQ+ community and the way forward, featuring a panel conversation moderated by Murphy Barney from StoryCorps.
  • The 37th Annual Schumann Lecture for Healthful Living, presented by Perry Cohen, MEd, Founder Venture Out Project "Queering the outdoors: A Journey up my own personal mountain"
  • Reception

Register online.

View the event flyer (PDF).

Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity Fall Gathering: Learning and Acting Together in our Communities

When: Monday, October 30, 2023, 8:30 am to 1 pm
Where: Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

Keynote address by Dr. Yvonne Goldsberry, MPH, PhD
President, The Endowment for Health

The Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity Fall Gathering will create a space for members from community services, health care delivery, research, and education to bring about transformational change by working together to eliminate unfair conditions and helping people in our rural New England communities to be as healthy as possible.

Participants will enhance their understanding of health equity challenges and solutions in our region, network with likeminded people, and come away better equipped to engage in partnerships for health equity in our communities.

View the event program at-a-glance (PDF).

Registration is free, but space is limited. Register today!

Past events

The First Gathering of the Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity

Working Together to Improve Health for Rural New England Communities, November 7, 2022

The Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity held its first gathering on an unseasonably warm day on November 7, 2022 at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. Approximately 150 people came together to learn from one another about health disparities in our region and to participate in meaningful dialogue about how to advance health equity in our communities through partnership and collective action.

Across various breakout sessions focused on health challenges, skill building, and partnership, several key themes emerged throughout the day.

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