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Alliance Discussion with Dr. Bri Sheppard and Dr. Heidi Olson, University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

September 26, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Rural Health Disparities: What will it take to make progress? 

 Rural Americans face a range of alarming health disparities compared to their urban counterparts. Some grim examples: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), rural Americans are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, unintentional injury, and stroke than those living in urban areas. What role can research play in addressing these disparities? What has research already revealed about the known causes of rural health disparities, and what innovative strategies are being deployed to address those causes?  

Leading rural health experts from the University of Illinois Rockford, Dr. Brianna Sheppard and Dr. Heidi Olson, joined us to discuss. 

View the slides and watch the recording. 


September 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm