Research Alert: December 7, 2020

Webinar: Social Determinants of Health - Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am Pacific, 11:00 am Mountain, 12:00 pm Central, 1:00 pm Eastern
Duration: Approximately 60 minutes
Zoom Link:

Jan Probst, PhD
Distinguished Professor Emerita, Researcher
Rural and Minority Health Research Center

This webinar hit the 500 person capacity in the first five minutes when presented on November 17! If you missed this webinar, or experienced audio or connectivity issues, join us again as Dr. Probst discuses racial and social health inequities in rural America.

View the slides and transcript from November 17:

About the Webinar

Social determinants of health are defined by the World Health Organization as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work, and age." For rural populations, many of these elements are less favorable than within urban areas. Building on work conducted by the Rural and Minority Health Research Center, this presentation will review some of the key elements associated with health across rural White and minority populations, such as education, income, and health facility availability.

The webinar is free, no registration is required, but participation is limited to the first 500 to log-on that day. If the webinar reaches capacity, you will be able to access the recording, archived on the Gateway website.


View one-page summary Recaps of key findings from the Rural Health Research Centers on social determinants of health:

  • Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Adverse Health Outcomes
    Date: 11/2020
    Rural minority group populations often experience dual disparities in health. This recap summarizes adverse health outcomes across these populations, including premature death, age-adjusted mortality, disability status, and obesity rates.
  • Rural Ethnic/Racial Disparities: Social and Systemic Inequities
    Date: 11/2020
    This resource examines social and systemic inequities that influence disparities in health among minority group populations. Rural non-White populations experience both residence-based and racial/ethnicity-based health disparities.

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