Rural Health Equity ECHO: Tackling the Social Drivers of Health

Sessions held every other Wednesday at 12:00pm EST starting September 13th through December 20th 2023. *Except November dates, see schedule


This ECHO will explore challenges to health equity in rural areas and how, working together, communities and health systems can shape social drivers of health to achieve better health outcomes for all.  After a brief didactic examining a specific challenge, case examples of innovative solutions will be presented, followed by interactive discussion to explore implementation and brainstorm alternative approaches.  After attending, participants will be able to: 1  Explain rural health equity and the complex issues that come together to produce unfair health outcomes in northern New England (NNE). 2. Apply key equity principles in working with others to overcome barriers to health equity in NNE. 3. Engage in actions that promote greater health equity in NNE.


At the conclusion of this learning activity, (at least 75% of) participants will be able to discuss a minimum of three complex issues that lead to inequitable health outcomes for patients in rural northern New England including at least one suggestion to enhance equity.

Session/Title Date
1 - Addressing Rural Health Equity: Contextual Considerations 9/13/2023
2 - Housing 9/27/2023
3 - Food and nutrition 10/11/2023
4 - Transportation 10/25/2023
5 - Childcare 11/8/2023
6 - Access to healthcare * note date change 11/29/2023
7 - Special barriers to well-being and care 12/6/2023
8 - Cross cutting solutions 12/20/2023
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