The SORHs of Region D met last month in Little Rock, Arkansas, for their regional meeting. Thank you to the Arkansas Office of Rural Health for hosting and helping plan a meeting that touched on a broad array of topics, which made for lively discussions. Each state was encouraged to think “outside the box” in terms of working with new partners and delving into new topics not previously discussed at the regional meetings. One session of note was Marc Verhougstraete’s presentation on Environmental Health and Justice. Marc, an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, gave a presentation that had attendees ponder the well being of rural citizens, and farming’s impact on rural water sources. Marc’s presentation was live-streamed to all the regions and the recording can be found here. To hear about the discussion from Marc’s view, watch this quick clip below about his work.

Upcoming Regional Meetings

Our next Regional Partnership Meetings will take place in August. For more information on Region C, taking place on August 14-15, click here. For more information on Region E, taking place on August 28-29, click here.


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