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Topic:  Health Care in Rural Communities
Solving Local Barriers the “CE” Way
Facilitators:  Charles Drum, MPA, JD, PhD, Director, Center on Community Accessibility, Oregon Health & Science University
Danielle Bailey, MPH, Research Assistant, Center on Community Accessibility, Oregon Health & Science University
Join us to: 
  • Learn about Community Engagement (CE) - a community development technique for empowering communities to improve access to health care. 
  • Hear about how community engagement has improved access to health care in rural Oregon communities. 
  • Learn how local CILs can implement CE in their community  
Documents from Conversation:
IL Conversations is a CIL-Net presentation hosted by APRIL in cooperation with ILRU and NCIL, and provides IL practitioners with an opportunity to talk with colleagues about the nuts and bolts of running a center for independent living and providing core and other services, as well as to address broader state and national issues impacting CILs, SILCs, and people with disabilities. Watch for our next IL Conversation Announcement! Different facilitators who are currently working in the field will join us to lead the discussion, answer questions and refer participants to additional resources.  
IL Conversations originated with the University of Arkansas, CURRENTS.

This IL Conversation is presented by the CIL-NET (or SILC-NET as appropriate). The CIL-NET is operated by the Independent Living Research Utilization program at TIRR Memorial Hermann in partnership with the National Council on Independent Living and the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living. Support for the presentation was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. No official endorsement of the Department of Education should be inferred.