Hosted by the Institute for Rural Health Research and The University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa Campus.

The annual Rural Health Conferences are attended by health-care professionals, community leaders, researchers, government officials and policymakers who come together to hear from prominent speakers in the field and to share information and knowledge about the health disparities that impact rural Alabama.

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. Click here for a brochure for this year's conference.


Registration Fee/Type Early Registration
(on or before February 6, 2013)
Normal Registration
(after February 6, 2013)
Onsite Registration
(required after February 10, 2013)
Professional Attendee $100 $125 $125
Student Attendee $25 $35 $35

Poster Presentation

Poster Presentation

Each year, the Rural Health Conference is attended by health care professionals, community leaders, academicians, government officials, policy-makers, and representatives of faith-based organizations who gather to hear from prominent speakers and to share information and knowledge about the health disparities that impact rural Alabama. We invite you to share your work through the conference’s poster session.

Schedule of Events

You can view a schedule of events by clicking here. This schedule will be updated as the conference approaches. You can also download the full program here.

Rural Health Heroes Award

The Second Annual Rural Health Heroes Awards are designed to honor those unsung heroes in and around the rural areas of west Alabama. These heroes will be honored at the 14th Annual Rural Health Conference to be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at The University of Alabama, Ferguson Center, sponsored by the Institute for Rural Health Research, College of Community Health Sciences.

Continuing Education

Read more about credits being offered for continuing education, which includes Nursing, Social Work, MCHES/CHES, and more.


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