An Un-Meeting on Rural Health and Health Equity


The Un-Meeting on Rural Health and Health Equity, focused on catalyzing new collaborations to bridge the translational science, cooperative extension and other sectors to improve rural health and achieve health equity. It was hosted by the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences with support from UF and the Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC), the coordinating center for the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program.

Questions? Email us at or call 352-273-8700.

Schedule, transportation and venue information
See who’s coming out of more than 100 registrants from 30 states
Un-Meeting briefing book, background and resources shared by attendees
Registration is closed, and the event has reached capacity
Airport and ground transportation options
Stay at the Hilton UF Conference Center Hotel
No cost for registration; travel stipends are available
Questions? Email us at or call 352-273-8700


If you are flying into Jacksonville or Orlando (about two hours from Gainesville), plan on renting a car. From the Gainesville airport to area hotels, ground transportation options include Uber, Lyft and taxis, among other options. We will provide a shuttle from the Hilton to the reception Sunday night at the Clinical and Translational Research Building, as well as from the Hilton to the Cade Museum and back on Monday. If you are going directly from the Cade Museum to the Gainesville airport after the meeting, taxis, Uber and Lyft are options.

Hilton UF Conference Center Hotel
1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, Florida 32607
Un-Meeting Hotel Reservation Site

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Costs and Travel Stipends

There is no cost to register for the event, but attendees are responsible for their own travel costs and arrangements. To help defray costs and encourage broad participation from national CTSA Program hubs, IDeA-CTR sites and Cooperative Extension services, travel stipends are available as follows:

CTSA Program hub and IDeA-CTR site nominees

Thanks to the generous support of CLIC, each CTSA Program hub and IDeA-CTR site is eligible to nominate one individual to receive a travel stipend of up to $500, pending budget availability on a first-come, first-served basis. Selection of a nominee is at the discretion of the CTSA or IDeA-CTR principal investigator (PI) and requires a letter of support from the PI as follows:

  • Letter of support template: A template letter of support (download DOC) is provided with the information needed as well as details about the kinds of costs eligible for reimbursement. Completed letters should be placed on your institution’s letterhead and signed by your PI.
  • Letter of support submission: If you select the stipend option during registration, we will follow up to request additional information and the signed letter of support.

Cooperative Extension attendees

Thanks to the generous support of UF/IFAS, a limited number of stipends are available to attendees who work with Cooperative Extension Service institutions. One recipient per institution is eligible to receive a travel stipend of up to $500 on a first-come, first-served basis at the discretion of organizers. Simply indicate your interest in an Extension travel stipend on the registration form, and we will follow up with you.