Healthcare Session 1 – Keeping Healthcare Alive and Thriving in Rural Communities

Is your rural community struggling to attract and keep health care providers, especially after COVID-19 took a huge toll on rural health systems? How can your community use technology and telehealth to make sure health services are there for you when you need them? Telehealth technology and training programs like Project ECHO can help keep health providers connected to their colleagues and the most up-to-date care. Learn how other rural communities are succeeding at bringing specialized care closer to home, retaining their health professionals, and attracting new ones to town!



  • Jeanne Ryer, MSc, EdD, Director, NH Citizens Health Initiative
  • Deborah Cross, Family Nurse Practitioner, White Mountain Community Health Center
  • Julia Johnston, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Tri-County Health Network
  • Robin Nelson, Director of Nursing, Maplewood of Cheshire County
  • Lisa Bean, MDS Nurse and Clinical Reimbursement Coordinator, Alpine Healthcare Center
  • Sanjeev Arora  (Virtual), Founder and Director, Project ECHO

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