Join the IU Center for Rural Engagement for a two-day conference focused on the issues of greatest importance to Indiana’s rural communities. Connect with leaders from across Indiana, Indiana University researchers, and colleagues from a variety of fields as you learn and share your perspective on the opportunities and needs facing rural Indiana. The conference is designed for community leaders, residents, and professionals from a variety of fields who seek to create a stronger Indiana.
Day One: Taking Action for a Healthier Indiana
May 13, 2019
Examine the pressing issues of mental health and addiction in rural Indiana and identify steps and methods to make a positive change in your community and state. Learn about funding opportunities, programs, and initiatives tailored to rural communities and discuss successful models launched in the Hoosier state. You will choose three breakout sessions, hear from state leaders at breakfast and lunch, and participate in hands-on training sessions.
Day Two: Collaborating for a Stronger Indiana
May 14, 2019
Engage in sessions that cover a broad spectrum of topics on quality of place, health and wellness, and resilience. Connect with partners who are making an impact in our state and learn about resources and approaches you can use in your hometown. Identify ways to harness the resources of Indiana University, the State of Indiana, and other key organizations to build and enhance a thriving community. You will choose three breakout sessions, enjoy keynote speakers at breakfast and lunch, and join roundtable discussions that lead to action.
The full conference schedule will be available in March.
Thanks to our partners
Healthcare Partners Planning Committee
State of Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs