Rural communities often have poorer health outcomes than non-rural communities. This is due, in part, to barriers to accessing healthy food, opportunities for physical activity, and mental health resources. The Rural Health Association of Utah works to address these barriers and provide a unified voice to promote and enhance the quality of rural health in Utah.
Get Healthy Utah was proud to sponsor the Rural Health Association of Utah’s Annual Conference which was held virtually on April 10, 2020. Experts in a variety of fields from across the state came together virtually to discuss health issues and provide on-the ground examples and strategies for working together to enhance the well-being of rural Utahans.
Conversations ranged from the National Diabetes Prevention Program, Park Rx, and suicide prevention to equity and collaborative partnerships. Over 400 attendees joined the live broadcasts and many of the sessions had over 100 attendees.
Thank you to the Rural Health Association of Utah for providing an opportunity to get together, learn, and share during this challenging time!
Rural Health Association of Utah Webinar Sessions (click on the session title to view the recorded webinar)
Panelists:Ashley Yaugher-Utah State UniversityKasey Shakespear-Utah Rural Opioid Healthcare ConsortiumSuzanne Prevedel-Utah State UniversityMaren Voss-Utah State University Extension
Panelists:Sarah Woolsey, MD, Comagine HealthShauna Nordgren, LPN, National DPP CoachRachel Kramer, Solera HealthShelly Sanderson, NP, Enterprise Valley Medical ClinicMallory Spendlove, Utah Public Health Department
Panelists:Laura Summers, Kem C. Gardner Policy InstituteLauren Prest, MD, Moab Regional HospitalMike Austin, Utah State University ExtensionLori Wright, Family Healthcare
Panelists:Sarah Hodson, Get Healthy UtahJesse Spencer, MD, Intermountain Healthcare Medical GroupSarah Kinnison, Salt Lake County Health Department
Panelists:Charles Smith, Substance Abuse and Mental Health ServicesPaula Dunham, Green River Medical CenterAshley Heaton, Kane Community Coalition CoordinatorTad Draper, Wayne Community Health CenterJanelle Robinson, University Neuropsychiatric Institute
Panelists:Derrick Haslem, MD, Oncology, Intermountain HealthcareKen Grossman, MD, PhD, Huntsman Cancer InstituteGarret Harding, Huntsman Cancer Institute
Panelists:Amy Mikkleson, Utah Department of HealthRobin Hatch, Northeastern Counseling Center Suicide PreventionJesse Spencer, MD, Intermountain Healthcare Medical GroupTeresa Willie, Utah Prevention Coalition Association
Panelists:Mike Nelson, Dixie State UniversityMichelle Chapoose, LSUDC, Tribal Opioid Resource CenterAmber Rich, Intermountain HealthcareEmilia Brown, Association for Utah Community Health
Panelists:Christina Mead, US Department of Health and Human ServicesJordan Merrill, Intermountain HealthcareTeresa Willie, Utah Prevention Coalition AssociationSarah Hodson, Get Healthy Utah