Economic Vitality and Health: Upcoming Events in October

Mark your calendars! October 19th and 20th are going to be two exciting days packed with events designed to address the intersection of economic vitality and health.


First, on October 19th , 2016, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) will have their annual meeting to address how North Carolina can develop health and economic policies to improve health outcomes and boost local economies. The event will take place at the McKimmon Center at North Carolina State University from 8am-4pm. For more information about this event, click here.



ncruralBuilding upon this event, the NC Rural Health Leadership Alliance (NCRHLA), program of the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation, will hold a reception immediately following the meeting (from 4pm-6pm) to celebrate progress in carrying forward the North Carolina Rural Health Action Plan published in 2014 by NCIOM. Come meet, mingle, and hear about emerging opportunities for rural health! To register
for this event by October 11th, click here.


Jamie Cousins, MPALastly, Bernstein Fellow Jamie Cousins, in partnership with the NCRHLA, will host the Discovery & Practice Summit: Connections for Community Health and Economic Vitality in Rural NC on October 20th from 8:15am-3:30pm. This event will convene selected teams from counties across the state to discuss connections between public health and economic vitality. Discussion will surround emerging strategies and practical solutions teams may pursue together to benefit their communities. With questions about the event, please contact

Funding for the NCRHLA Reception and Discovery & Practice Summit is provided by the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the National Rural Health Association. The events are supported by the Foundation for Health Leadership & Innovation’s Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellows Program, the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, and the NC Division of Public Health, Community and Clinical Connections for Prevention and Health Branch.