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RHPTP HELP Webinar: Creating a Health Equity Culture - Tools and Resources to Support Rural Health Care Leaders

12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Central Time
The National Rural Health Resource Center & NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Creating A Health Equity Culture_RHPTP Disclaimer.pdf (3.51 MB)


Alana Knudson, PhD, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis


Rural health care leaders are committed to building a culture of health equity in their organizations and communities. To achieve this important goal, they seek strategies that will result in everyone in their rural community having an opportunity to attain their highest level of health. This session highlights new tools and resources to support rural health care leaders in moving their organizations and communities forward to create and sustain a culture that values and advances health equity. Examples of rural health organizations that are implementing programs to improve the diversity of its health workforce to reflect the communities they serve, establishing organizational policies to identify challenges addressing social drivers of health (SDoH), and engaging with community partners to promote equity within quality and value-based programs will be featured. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to

  • Communicate the importance for rural health leaders to initiate, build, and sustain relationships to advance health equity.
  • Recognize and acknowledge the various health equity perspectives that may affect colleague “buy-in.” 
  • Utilize tools and resources that other rural health organization leaders are using to make real and meaningful changes in their organizations and communities to advance health equity. 



Alana Knudson, PhD

NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
Alana Knudson, PhD, serves as a Senior Fellow in the Public Health Research Department at NORC at the University of Chicago and is the Director of NORC’s Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis.
Alana Knudson

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