2017 New England Rural Health Conference
Nov 15, 2017
The 2017 NEW ENGLAND RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE – Transitions In Healthcare – promises to be the premiere interdisciplinary networking and educational event in the region. Our rural communities consist of over 2.8 million residents who require a healthcare environment that is responsive to individual and community based needs. Throughout the region and the Nation our healthcare environment is experiencing a time of transition in both the policy and practice arenas. Our rural healthcare organizations are facing significant economic, environmental, practice and political challenges and they are responding to them with creative, efficient and effective community based initiatives and unique healthcare delivery models. This will be your opportunity to get updates on National healthcare policy initiatives and to learn from and network with your peers.
In addition to a keynote address and opening reception and other plenaries sessions, the event will feature over 20 breakout sessions from community based groups and organizations, rural clinicians, health systems, researchers and community development leaders. Presentations will highlight important updates on healthcare policy and community initiatives that can be replicated across the New England region. In addition to offering sessions that are discipline specific (oral health, primary care, behavioral health, and public health) we will also offer sessions focused on: ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all, improving affordability and value of healthcare and building healthy communities.