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NIH Rural Health Seminar, Nov. 18

The Inaugural NIH Rural Health Seminar will be held Monday, Nov. 18 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Natcher Conference Center, Rms. A/B.

It will bring together researchers, medical practitioners and others to explore topics in rural health and to share research ideas for how innovations in clinical and translational science could improve rural health outcomes. The seminar is co-sponsored by NCATS, NIMH and NIMHD with contributions from NCI, NHLBI, NIA, NICHD, NIDA, NIDCR, NIDDK, NIGMS and NINR.

Today, approximately 20 percent of the U.S. population—nearly 60 million people—live in rural areas, which make up 97 percent of the land area of the United States. Residents of rural America have less access to health care and are more likely to die from heart disease, cancer, stroke and chronic lower respiratory disease than residents of urban areas. 

Seminar date, time, place text over photo of farm sunrise

The disparities and health care challenges facing rural America call for additional rigorous scientific research, successful implementation of evidence-based practice in rural settings and use of innovative technology to improve rural health outcomes.

For details on how to register, visit The seminar will be videocast and archived for those unable to attend in person. 

Those who need sign language interpreters and/or reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Brandin DeChabert (, 301-451-3705) and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). Requests should be made at least 3 days before the event.

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