August 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
August 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Omni Hotel, 250 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
The third annual Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging takes placeon August 14 – 15 in Nashville, Tennessee.
This year we will focus on, “Demystifying Social Determinants of Health to Promote Healthier Aging in the 21st Century.” The two-day event will inspire a lively conversation and action-oriented agenda focused on addressing social determinants of health. It is part of our broader campaign to tackle social isolation and improve the health and well-being of older Americans, especially those who live in rural areas.
Increasingly, stakeholders across the United States recognize that social determinants of health play an important role in understanding population health and improving health outcomes. Not coincidentally, we are starting to understand the serious public health threat posed by social isolation and loneliness, particularly for older Americans.
With your help, we hope to bridge topics that explore how social determinants of health impact older Americans’ social connectedness. We will discuss how social and community support, food security, transportation, available health services, and other factors influence older Americans’ quality of life and their social connections. The Summit will be an incubator for collaboration among diverse stakeholders to evaluate existing models of success and to consider new opportunities to improve the well-being of rural seniors.
This year’s Summit will be hosted in collaboration with the MIT AgeLab, the Jefferson College of Population Health, and Health eVillages. We hope you will join us this year in Nashville.