Dartmouth Health’s new Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity launches Nov. 7 with public event

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Lebanon, NH –The newly-established Dartmouth Health Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity (CARHE), a unique healthcare initiative focused on identifying and addressing persistent inequities through community collaboration, partnership and action, will convene its first-ever public event, “Working Together to Improve Health for Rural New England Communities,” on Monday, November 7, 2022, at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. The day-long gathering will convene community members, educators, researchers, and clinicians to share ideas, create connections, and begin a journey toward health equity in rural New England.

The launch event will feature a series of conversations about the work needed to improve the conditions that impact health, particularly in rural communities, including examples of best practices for collaboration. Keynote remarks will be delivered by Trinidad Tellez, a respected health equity strategist and advocate. Dartmouth Health CEO and President Joanne M. Conroy, MD and Rich Grogan, Executive Director, Northern Border Regional Commission, will present about the unique healthcare landscape and community of rural northern New England. The day will include networking opportunities for participants to establish connections, aiming to better equip attendees to engage in health equity efforts in their communities. 

Based out of Dartmouth Health Population Health, the Center for Advancing Rural Health Equity—believed to be among the first centers of its kind in the nation—will be grounded in four pillars of work to make sure everyone has the same chance to live a healthy life, no matter who they are or where they live.

  • Healthcare redesign: Translating knowledge into practice to meet the needs of our populations
  • Research: Community-engaged research, creating evidence to inform practice
  • Community action: Community and health system partnerships responsive to local needs
  • Education: Training, learning, and the sharing of knowledge

Members of the public who are interested in learning more about equitable health outcomes in rural communities are encouraged to attend.

Registration for this in-person-only event is free, but space is limited.

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