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Welcome to

The Rural Health & Wellness Connection 

an action oriented webinar series supporting and expanding health, wellness and substance use disorder resources into rural communities 

In partnership with

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Journey to Hope: Paving the Way for Rural Transportation Needs

Watch this session to explore innovative options to overcome rural transportation barriers and provide essential resources for mental health and recovery.


Tom Smith, Appalachian Regional Commission 
Laurel Land, Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham


Uniting for Impact: 

Leveraging Collaborations & Funding in Rural Areas

Watch this session dedicated to discussing how unified efforts among service providers and funders can amplify impact, promoting better coordination and funding allocation for rural health and wellness projects.


Kadie Peters, United Way of Central Alabama

Rachel Puckett, Healing Network of Walker County

Paul Kennedy, Walker Area Community Foundation

Marketing on a Budget:

Reaching Clients, Stakeholders & Funders in Rural Communities

Watch this session where we share practical and budget-friendly marketing approaches tailored to rural settings, empowering you to connect with clients, stakeholders, and potential funders efficiently.


Jennifer Campbell, Cherry Grove Creative

Jennifer Sulik, Go Media, LLC


Fueling Progress:

Federal Agencies' Support for Rural Health - Funding & Technical Assistance

Watch this session to delve into how federal agencies provide essential fuel for progress, offering valuable funding and technical assistance opportunities for rural health initiatives.


  • Anna Swanson, Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)

  • Humberto Carvalho, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Kellie Kubena, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Lauren Wood, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)

Why Watch?


Connect, Collaborate, Change Lives:

Be part of a supportive network driving positive impact in Alabama's rural areas, fostering a healthier, more resilient future.


Experts & Speakers:

Learn from leading experts and industry thought leaders, gaining invaluable knowledge to enhance your professional journey.


Make a Real Difference:

Contribute to breaking barriers and creating lasting change, ensuring everyone has access to crucial health and wellness resources

Special Thanks to our 2023 Partners


The Alabama Department of Mental Health sponsored the event through its support of She Recovers.

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Bradford Health Services managed the Zoom Webinar platform including logistics consultation, coordination of registration and technical assistance for each session.

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The Healing Network of Walker County, the Addiction Prevention Coalition, Fellowship House and UAB developed content and recruited topic experts.


Cherry Grove Creative created the series graphics and branding.

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GO MEDIA provided all of the digital marketing to ensure the broadest reach and the webpage.

Special Thanks to our 2023 Speakers

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The Rural Health & Wellness Connection Webinar Series is brought to you by The Healing Network, Addiction Prevention Coalition, and UAB. Connect with us on social media for updates and engaging content

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this webinar series is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical or professional advice. Always consult with qualified healthcare providers for specific health concerns

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