The Summit

The Summit is organized around four critical health action areas pertaining to fostering a healthier rural West. These action areas, based on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Action Framework, inform AHW’s objectives and the Summit’s key results.

  • Making Health a Shared Value
  • Fostering Cross-Sector Collaboration
  • Creating a Healthier, More Equitable Communities
  • Strengthening Integration of Health Services and Systems

Building from the initial Summit, AHW will continue to convene, collaborate, and commit rural stakeholders. Most importantly, AHW serves as the incubator for the initiatives identified and proposed during the Summit, and defines next steps needed to achieve our health transformation objectives. Join us as we create a healthier rural west!

The Healthier Rural West Summit is being held on March 19-21, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah

The Summit, produced by A Healthier WE (not-for-profit organization) and co-sponsored by Intermountain Healthcare. It aims to address many key challenges by offering an inspiring vision of rural cooperation and leadership in the coming information and health economies.

This unique and highly interactive and participative Summit will draw 400 stakeholders from across health providers, policymakers, Rural
West public leaders: federal, state and county health directors, University policy, research, and teaching faculty, community activists, business and technology leaders, Health systems and payors. Over the course of two days, they will listen to inspiring talks, and participate in sessions to debate, discuss and formulate successful strategies for creating well-being in the West.