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Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Public Health Training, Research, and Evaluation for the Northwest

Economic Development for Rural Health

This one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, discusses a unique community coalition in Klamath County, Oregon, that is connecting economic improvements to health.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the intersections between health and economic development.
  • Learn about interventions to community health on various levels of the socio-ecological model.
  • Review how a collaborative approach to community health improvements in a rural community can operate.

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; community development specialists


Jennifer Little, MPH, Director, Klamath County Public Health

Discussion Questions

  1. How does the food system contribute to health in your community?
  2. How does individual health contribute to employment and economic development in your community?
  3. How can rural communities create meaningful, sustainable changes to improve the health of their residents?


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Air Date: 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm PDT
Chronic Disease
1 hour
Hot Topics in Practice
Competency Domains: 
Analytical/Assessment Skills