During the month of November, we dedicated our time to assisting those working in rural communities with using our Commons tools and resources.
We provided a series of three 19 minute webinars and hosted a dedicated Rural Matters Online Event Hub for discussion and collaboration. Our goal was to help participants use maps and reports to assess and convey rural community conditions, use data to enhance funding proposals, and utilize data visualizations to assist with policy change efforts.
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Your Rural Matters Peers
Over 300 people from 45 states and Canada took part. This geographic distribution shows where participants of the three webinars were located.
19 Minute Webinars
We know time is tight, so we kept our webinars short and to the point. Watch the webinars below and you can still ask questions and post thoughts in the Rural Matters Event Hub.
- In the first webinar, we discussed how you can look at sub-county data for rural communities as well as county comparisons to assess your community.
- In the second webinar we went over how to use report data to define your intervention areas and then save and download that data for grant proposals.
- Our third webinar looked at three rural policy issues and how to use data to support policy change efforts.
What is the Rural Matters Online Event Hub?
The Hub is where where the webinar Q&A took place and where you can find all of the maps, data visualizations, and resources we shared in the webinars. It’s also a community and collaboration space where you can have conversations with your peers and share your stories of success.
I Missed It in November, How Can I Learn More?
First, register on Community Commons if you have not already done so. Registration is easy, free and it gives you access to stories, data, and resources.
*Don’t forget to add a photo to your profile. Community is all about the people involved in it!
Then, join the Rural Matters Online Event Hub. You’ll find the archived webinars and some conversations and resources there to support your work for healthy, sustainable, equitable rural communities.
Coming soon! The next round of Community Health Needs Assessment Reports will be due in 2015. We’ll host a webinar series showing how Community Commons can jumpstart your report efforts. Stay tuned!