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Illinois and Missouri Rural Health Equity Summit
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Category: Webinar

Illinois and Missouri Rural Health Equity Summit

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Co-hosted by Illinois and Missouri chapters, the goal is to raise awareness of rural health challenges and then identify and discuss resources available and those still needed in order to effectively meet those challenges. The Rural Health Equity Summit will address the many layers of barriers that prevent sustaining progress and attention on rural health in Illinois and Missouri. These barriers include physician workforce shortages, an imminent maternal mortality crisis, budget challenges and the lack of intergovernmental agency prioritization. Supported by a grant from the American Academy of Family Physicians. 

Taken together, Illinois and Missouri’s rural populations total nearly 3 million with per capita income lagging behind their urban counterparts. This event will examine both states’ selected social determinants of health and explore solutions to reduce disparity gaps.

Program Highlights include:
Welcome and Opening Remarks by Julianna Stratton, Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois 
Primary Care for America and NASEM High Quality Primary Care Report from Stephanie Quinn -  American Academy of Family Physicians

Panel Discussion:  Access to Care issues

Breakout Sessions

  • Obesity and Diabetes
  • Immunizations in Rural Communities
  • Maternal Mortality and OB Desert in Missouri and Illinois
  • Mental/Behavioral Health 

Audience: Health care providers and leaders from throughout Illinois and Missouri, including physicians, nurses, advanced practice nurses, administrators, practice managers and community leaders representing rural districts.