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How can health messaging work within rural communities?


Webinar: How can health messaging work within rural communities?

Save-the-Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 12-12:45 MT (11 PST, 12 MT, 1 CT, 2 EST)

Webinar registration link to follow  

Poverty in rural areas of the US is higher than in urban areas, particularly among mothers and children. Geographic isolation, lack of infrastructure, fewer available resources, and limited economic opportunity compound these challenges. Many family outreach professionals aim to strengthen supports for families, so they can not only survive but thrive in across rural America.  

This quarterly webinar series, Relying on Rural Resilience, will highlight findings based on 20+ years of research with low-income, rural families across the United States and actions that family outreach professionals can take to promote rural health and resilience. Presenters will share key findings from the NC1011/NC1171 HATCH projects that will spark facilitated breakout discussion among Extension and other family outreach professionals regarding how the findings can impact YOUR work and families in YOUR rural community.  

Participants will:  

  1. Become aware of research findings grounded in the experiences and perspectives of low-income rural families. 
  2. Identify ways to apply these findings to their educational programming and outreach in rural communities. 
  3. Brainstorm strategies with other rural outreach professionals. 

Featured Presenter: Yoshie Sano, Ph.D.  

Associate Professor of Human Development at Washington State University, Vancouver  

This series is sponsored by the Multistate Research Project NC-1171: Individual, family, and community factors associated with resilience in diverse, rural, low-income families (2019-2024), and funded in part by the Multistate Research Fund through USDA-NIFA and by grants to project members at participating institutions.  

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