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 Join us for two aligned annual meetings to learn and network with participants across the nation as we explore meaningful approaches to increase community health in Wisconsin, and beyond.  

October 4, 2023 | 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | A virtual event


Challenges and Opportunities in Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Rural Settings for Health Promotion

  • Review realistic challenges in addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in rural settings.
  • Explore realistic opportunities in addressing diversity, equity, and inclusion in rural settings.
  • Consider “rural” as having many unique perspectives.
  • Recognize the value that living in a rural area has many positive aspects, and is a healthy choice for many.
  • Highlight the interdependence and connection often associated with rural settings as a model for cooperation, individual empowerment, and community building.
  • Contemplate the rural legacy of Traditional, Integrative, and Complementary Medicine (TCIM) using the example of Functional Medicine.
  • Discover the meaningfulness of unique cultures and customs comprising rural populations.
  • Recognize the contributions of examining the social determinants of health through the lens of academic-clinic-community partnerships in rural settings.
  • Conceptualize the essence of rural family health promotion amid diversity.
  • Understand the reality of LGBTQ+ families in rural settings.
  • Network virtually with colleagues and new contacts near and far throughout the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion event.

October 5, 2023 | 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. | A virtual event


Tapping Into Our Communities of Support Through Authentic Assets-Based Approaches

  • Review the advantages of using assets-based assessments in comparison with needs-based assessments.
  • Locate tools to conduct quality assets-based assessments.
  • Prepare to conduct an environmental assets-based assessment in their own communities.
  • Consider the impact of mindset when seeking assets in their own communities.
  • Explore the power of synergy when aligning assets in their own communities.
  • Gain meaningful insights regarding both tangible and intangible factors about their own communities.
  • Practice the identification of community assets, resources, and strengths.
  • Discover how diversity can lead to building the strengths of a community.
  • Network virtually with colleagues and new contacts near and far throughout the 37th Annual WHEN Meeting.
  • Recognize those receiving the 2023 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award.

Sponsored by:

UWL Public Health & Community Health, UWL Graduate & Extended Learning logo

Cooperating sponsors:

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health