Share Public Health: Rural Health

Rural Health: In this new series of Share Public Health, we talk with people in a variety of communities about their experiences and perspectives on rural life, employment and health.

The podcast

Share Public Health is our podcast connecting you to public health topics, issues, and colleagues throughout our region and the country, highlighting that we all share in public health. Over 10 episodes of this rural health series, we talk with people in a variety of communities about their experiences and perspectives on rural life, employment and health. Our aim is to deepen understanding of the complexity of rural life and celebrate rural areas.

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The Global Midwest

 

In the first episode of this series, we hear from Himar Hernandez and Kristy Nabhan-Warren about life in rural Iowa.

What Makes a Community

 

Heather Lujano tells us about her community building work in Washington, Iowa with DUO Compassion; Mary Swander talks about living among the large Amish community west of the Mississippi; and Art Cullen shares the changes he's seen in Storm Lake, Iowa over the years.

Community Pride

 

In this episode, we hear from Emily Wornell and Bill Menner about what makes rural communities successful.

Coming Soon

 
January 26 Shelley Buffalo, Art Cullen, Jason Grimm, Greg Padget, and Mary Swander talk about changing food systems.
February 2 Art Cullen, David Cwiertny, Brian Hanft, and David Osterberg explain why climate change is a threat to our health and why we should all care about water quality.
February 9 We talk with Lisa Crow, Tom Johnson, Meg Merckens, Mary Swander, and Angie Tagtow about rural identities and rural arts.
February 16 Tammy McKeever, Sharon Miller, and Becky Vonnahme share their experiences working with local public health departments in rural counties.
February 23 Jim Atty, Rachel Goss, and Jessica Williams discuss health care delivery in their rural communities.
March 2 Nicole Crain and John Grimes tell us about workplace safety.
March 9 To wrap up the series, we'll talk with folks from the University of Iowa College of Public Health about the recurring themes throughout this series.

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