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The 1st Annual NJ Rural Health Conference:

Advancing Care & Health Equity in Rural Communities

Date: November 10, 2022
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Rutgers University Cook Campus - Student Center, 59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08091


The conference will feature a special message from U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Senator Booker has served as New Jersey’s junior senator since 2013. He sits on the Judiciary Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and the Small Business Committee.

Meet the Speakers

The 1st Annual NJ Rural Health Conference will provide information about health trends that will help raise the standard for rural health in NJ.

This conference will be a great place to network with rural healthcare advocates, community and faith-based organizations, healthcare workers, government officials, public health professionals, and rural health leaders throughout NJ.

The conference will have two general sessions, six break-out sessions, and a robust agenda packed with information on everything rural health.

Session topics include:

- Healthcare workforce development

- Chronic disease management

- Social determinants of health

- Access to mental health

- Maternal and child health

- Tobacco and Cancer

- COVID-19 immunization and vaccination updates

- Promoting oral health services and access

Download the eVentsLite conference app and Webex to attend online

The conference app provides easy access to the schedule, sessions, speaker information, and much more from your smartphone. Webex is the video conferencing tool that will be streaming the virtual sessions.

Directions to download the eVentsLite conference app and Webex

Steps to attend on your phone:

1. Download the eVentsLite mobile app

- IOS users: download here
- Android users: download here

2. On the login page enter the following information

- Event code: njrhc2022
- Email ID: the email address you registered with
- Password: njrhc2022 (note: you will be prompted to change the password when you login)

3. Download the Webex mobile app

To attend virtually you will need to download the Webex video conferencing application

- IOS users: download here
- Android users: download here

For Windows or Mac users

You can also attend virtual sessions through the conference website. Follow these steps to attend on your computer:

- Download the webex desktop app: download here
- Sign into the conference website
- Launch the conference website from this link: conference website
- Click the "Sign In" button from the top menu
-Enter your registered email address
- Password: enter njrhc2022 (note: you will be prompted to change the password when you login)
- To join a session, click the "Schedule" menu item then click "Watch Now" next to a session that is currently live, then click on "Join Meeting"

Parking Information

Rutgers University has allotted free parking spaces for conference attendees at specified lots near the conference location. If you plan to park at any of the free lots, you must register your vehicle for parking using this link. Parking lots 76, 99C, and 99D are permitted for this event with registration. Break/lunch provided

Continuing Education Credits

CEUs and CDE will be provided through NJHA and Zufall Health Center. In-person attendees should use the QR code provided at the breakout session to complete the evaluation. Virtual Attendees should complete the evaluation in the conference app.

Note: CHES, CNE, CME and PH Cont Ed Credits will be offered through NJHA and CDE Credit through Zufall Health Center.

COVID-19 Vaccine Verification and Testing

Vaccinated attendees should bring a copy of their vaccine card or other official verification. This information will be required to check in. Vaccinated attendees can easily access personal or family immunization records through the Docket mobile app. To get started, download the free app by searching "Docket" on the App Store or Google Play. The app is available in English and Spanish.

Attendees who are not vaccinated or who cannot provide evidence of their vaccine status will be required to present a negative test prior to entering the conference. Attendees can present a negative at-home COVID-19 test for proof and admission.

Onsite COVID-19 testing is also available. The New Jersey Department of Health PHEL program will provide the rapid antigen BinaxNOW test, which is a 15-minute test and a 45-minute PCR test that will give us results for SARS-CoV-2, Flu A, Flu B, and RSV. Everyone is welcome to have either test done. Both tests require a nasal swab which will be self-collected.


If you have any questions, please contact Marisol Meyer at marisol.meyer@doh.nj.gov or Ranjita Suresh at ranjita.suresh@doh.nj.gov


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Last Reviewed: 11/9/2022