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Rural Health Equity Summit 2021 Schedule

Purpose:  To raise awareness of rural health challenges and community needs.  Identify and discuss resources available to meet those needs. 

10:00 a.m.    Welcome and Opening Remarks
                     Presented by Julianna Stratton, Lieutenant Governor, State of Illinois 

10:15 a.m.    General Session:  
                     HRSA COVID-19 Health Equity Efforts, Rural Health Programs and Resources
                     Presented by  Stephanie Quinn, AAFP  Sr. VP, Advocacy, Practice Advancement, and Policy

11:15 a.m.    Workforce Footprints of Physicians and Mid-Level Providers
                     Presented by Kimberly Shiu, Public Health Analyst, and Nancy Rios, Regional Administrator   

12:15 p.m.    Lunch    

1:00 p.m.      Breakout Sessions –
                     Breakout A: Obesity and Diabetes  – Donna Webb, RDN, LD, CDCES
                     Breakout B: Immunizations in Rural Communities – Laura Morris, MD, FAAFP
                     Breakout C: Maternal Mortality and OB Desert in Missouri and Illinois - Kristina Dakis, MD

2:00 p.m.      Break    

2:15 p.m.      Panel Discussion:  Access to Care
                     David Hagan, MD, Gibson City Hospital & Rodney Hummer, RN, Mo. Primary Care Assn.    

3:15 p.m.      Closing Remarks  

3:30 p.m.      Adjourn