What We Hope to Accomplish
The Rural Health Equity Research cluster is comprised of a multi-disciplinary group of researchers with the goal of building collaborations with rural community partners to understand the current health technology landscape and social enterprise opportunities for addressing existing and future health/healthcare gaps.
Rural health inequity is a multi-faceted, complex problem and not amenable to simple or short-term solutions. Innovative and culturally safe, community-responsive approaches are needed that recognize the unique, diverse, and changing rural context.
The Rural Health Research cluster brings together multi-disciplinary researchers to build collaborations with rural communities and leverage their strengths to:
- Conduct high quality, collaborative, community-based rural health research
- Build capacity for rural and Indigenous community research and innovation among trainees, communities and researchers through workshops, and relationship building and reciprocal learning activities
- Support the translation of research evidence to benefit rural communities.
Using workshops, surveys and user experiences to identify areas of concern
Determine rural community challenges and increase technology use.
Attracting and encouraging local investments and partnerships
Improve Health Equity
Innovate solutions to issues like food security and distance to health care.