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Hot Topics — Economic Development for Rural Health
Nearly one in five people in the rural community of Klamath County, Oregon, live in poverty, which has major impacts to their health. In the October session of Hot Topics in Practice, Jennifer Little, Director of Klamath County Public Health, discusses a unique community coalition in her area that recognizes these connections and is supporting both health and economic improvements.

In this one-hour webinar, Little will describe the origins of the Healthy Klamath Coalition and how they finance and prioritize their work. She will also review several initiatives the group is working on to address many interconnected social, economic, and environmental factors related to health. Examples include job training, strengthening local food systems, and addressing transportation challenges.

Register today to learn about the connections between economic development and health equity.

Oct 29, 2019 12:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Jennifer Little, MPH
Director, Klamath County Public Health
Jennifer Little is the director of the Klamath County Public Health Department in Klamath Falls, Oregon. She earned her bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University and went on to earn her Masters degree in Public Health from Oregon State University. Jennifer is a health enthusiast and in her free time she loves to mountain bike and backcountry ski.