2020 Rural Health Summit, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute (by invitation only)
Attendance at the 2019 Summit is by invitation-only, but if you currently work in rural health care or have experience in the field, we likely have a place for you at the Summit. Please email Molly Thomason, Programs Assistant, to inquire.
We are on the dawn of a crisis in rural Arkansas health care. With a rapid decline in rural health practitioners and a rapidly aging population, soon there will be grievous gaps in health service delivery. This problem was first brought to the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute by Dr. Mark T. Jansen, director of regional programs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He saw, as we did, that unless a concentrated, collaborative effort was called forth to improve health care delivery in rural Arkansas, the current situation would only get worse.
Rural Health Summits were convened in 2017 and 2018, and the third Rural Health Summit will be held at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on March 7-8, 2019. This Summit will be a chance to check in on the progress of the Working Groups sprung from the preceding Summits, as well as an opportunity to revisit other pressing matters that have emerged in health care in the intervening years.