An Un-Meeting on Rural Health and Health Equity, 2019


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.

Meeting Emcee Dr. Mike Gutter, PhD recently presented about the Un-Meeting on the April 24 CTSA Program webinar. Watch the recording here

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slides and recordings

Event Info

See Powerpoint slides and watch recordings of the lightning talks (four minutes, four slides)


Images from the Un-Meeting

Wondering what an Un-Meeting is? This is what it looked like. See photos taken at the April 2019 event.

Further reading

Background Materials

Un-Meeting briefing book, background materials and more information about institutions represented at the event.


What is Rural?

Attendees submitted photos showing what “rural” means to them.



Attendees shared helpful resources and links to projects related to rural health and health equity.


Rural Health Collaboration Opportunities

Continue the conversation, sign up for email notifications, join the LinkedIn group, develop publications, and apply for funding.



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

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.