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Program Details

Understanding the Rural Landscape


John Butts, MPH
Senior Research Associate
Georgia Health Policy Center


Georgia Rural Health Association

Georgia Health Policy Center

Program Description

The Georgia Health Policy Center (GHPC) has a longstanding history of working in rural communities. To help others understand the importance of the rural context within the scope of health improvement efforts, GHPC developed this learning opportunity to support the promotion of rural-relevant programs, policies, and research.

Understanding the Rural Landscape is intended for local, state, or federal stakeholders and focuses on common characteristics of rural communities, as well as opportunities for innovation in rural health programs and research. Central to the module is application of a three-step framework
stakeholders can use to inform development of policy and program planning efforts.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the program, participants will have a shared understanding of:
- The assets and challenges within rural communities
- Interconnectivity between factors that impact rural health and well-being
- Opportunities to leverage resources to ensure the rural-relevance of health research, policy, and programs


On Demand
Original program date: Dec 6, 2017

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

This content may also be viewed using the following applications:

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Program Keywords

Rural Health