Traditions and Technologies: Rural and Public Health Responding to Change
July 30–August 1, 2007
Fountain Hills, AZ
About the Conference
The longest running rural health conference in the nation, the Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference provides an environment for networking and exchange among professionals and community members for rural Arizona and the southwest. Primary sponsors of the conference are the Rural Health Office at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc.
The conference brings together the spectrum of rural, border and tribal leaders from around the state to address the question— “How have rural, border, and tribal communities used their traditions and technologies to respond to health trends and diverse health issues experienced among their people?” The specific goals of the conference are to:
- Disseminate best practices to prompt thinking about ways to address health issues among diverse population groups and cultures.
- Reflect on the impact of both traditional approaches and new technologies on health systems and services, health education and health promotion, data and communications, and policy development.
- Identify questions and needs for further research, resources, or service development.
- Encourage further conversations and collaboration across all levels of health systems and the public health infrastructure in rural, border and tribal communities.
Conference attendees are a diverse group and represent many branches of the health sector, including service providers, public health, community health, health policy and education. Expect an audience that will also include individuals at all levels of education—from layperson or student to an advanced professional or academic. The audience will represent cultural diversity, including Hispanic and American Indian cultures.