Note: Session topics subject to change.


Day 1, February 28







Welcome and Opening Remarks

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy





Opening Plenary: Building Win-Win Partnerships

Tracey Knight





Accomplishments and Challenges: Grantee Peer Learning Session

Peer Learning









Concurrent Break Out Sessions: The morning sessions will feature subject matter experts on topics relevant to rural health programming and network development











Program Cohort Meetings


Rural Care Coordination Cohort Meeting


Rural Health Network Development Planning Meeting




Diana Alatorre and Rural TA Team


Nkem Osian and TA Coaches






Concurrent Break Out Sessions: These afternoon sessions will highlight grantee programming to illustrate rural-relevant approaches






Building a Trauma-informed System of Care

     Astrid Prudent and Ursula Davis, Center         of Excellence for Children's Behavioral           Health; Zoe Meyers, Cook County Family       Connections Partnership


Integrated Data Platforms: Two Community Approaches

    Kathy Whitmire, Hope for a Drug Free          Stephens; Mary McLaughlin, Glen Fall            Regional Population Health Network


From ER to Community: Rural Approaches to Patient Identification and Navigation



Four Corners: Peer-to-Peer Exchange on Practices to Support Impact and Sustainability

Peer Learning Session



5:00 pm



Wrap Up




Day 2, March 1




Welcome Back




Updates from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy


Kathryn Umali, Director, Community-Based Division, FORHP



Why Health Equity Matters

Robyn Bussey, Partnership for Southern Equity


Skills-Building Workshops: these workshops are designed to be interactive and highly participatory.



Creating a Shared Understanding of Public Health Problems Using Behavior Over Time Trends

       Coleman Tanner, Tony Price and Aliza             Petiwala, Georgia Health Policy Center


Policy Engagement for Federal Grantees

     Bill Rencher and Traici Brockman, Georgia       Health Policy Center



Nine Ps of Planning: Designing meetings that strengthen collaboration

     Kenna Ho, Tiffany Simpson Crumply,             Georgia Health Policy Center


Values-Based Messages: Meet your Audience with Words that Matter


Jean Synodinos, Synodinos Consulting








Federal Office of Rural Health Policy