Wednesday, April 13th, 2022
Marie Barry, RWHC Director of Community Economic Development
Melissa Van Dyne & Mary Gordon, Missouri Rural Health Association
Vicky Warner, RLS Senior Associate and State RTAP Manager
UW Population Health Institute
As the “silver tsunami” approaches rural communities, transportation needs for medical care as well as other activities of daily living will highlight the need for functional public transportation in rural communities. Additionally, as rural communities work to attract younger residents, they will have to reckon with a generational preference for public transportation. Join us to examine how hospitals and their communities can partner to build and support rural transportation systems for all.
Participants will learn about how transportation affects health outcomes, how the Missouri Rural Health Association created and operates their HealthTran rural transportation program, and what resources are available to Wisconsin communities that are looking to improve their rural transportation programs and options.
- Healthcare employees interested in growing their economic development knowledge. Roles may include but are not limited to CEO, business development, community engagement, community relations, public relations, population health, development, etc.
- Economic development practitioners interested in learning how to partner with healthcare institutions to solve local issues.