Healthy Beginnings, Healthy Communities:

The Early Childhood Experience

The 15th annual Rural Health Conference is hosted by the Institute for Rural Health Research and the College of Community Health Sciences. Please join us as we continue our dialogue and work together to find solutions to the health issues that impact our rural and under-served citizens.

Registration for the 15th Annual Rural Health Conference is now open.

Who should attend?

The conference is attended by health care professionals, community leaders, researchers, government officials and policymakers interested in making an impact on our communities.

What is it about?

Our focus this year is early childhood health and how we can address it locally. Sessions will be approached from a variety of disciplines including clinical, community, and population.

When and where is it?

The conference will be held all day on Tuesday, April 29th at the Bryant Conference Center on the campus of The University of Alabama. A full schedule will be posted soon.

Keynote Speakers

Bernard Guyer, MD, MPH

Bernard Guyer, MD, MPH

Professor of Children’s Health, Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Allison de la Torre

Allison de la Torre

Executive Director, Alabama School Readiness Alliance


The Rural Health Conference is an all day event including two keynotes, multiple seminar tracks, special events, and a panel discussion. Click the button below to go to a full agenda page.