Rural Horizons: Karriem Watson Dispels Rural Health Myths

July 13, 2023

Rural Horizons: Karriem Watson Dispels Rural Health Myths

The latest issue of NRHA’s Rural Horizons, the association’s quarterly magazine, is now available online featuring three new articles on timely topics including dispelling rural health research myths with All of Us Research Program Chief Engagement Officer Karriem Watson.

During his 20-year career in public health education and research, Watson has seen firsthand the power of community engagement. All of Us is a national initiative aimed at engaging more than one million people from diverse communities to share health data so researchers can advance precision medicine.

“When you make relationships and build partnerships that are authentic and based on trust and aligned and shared priorities, it dispels a lot of the myths that some populations ‘don’t want to participate’ in research,” Watson says.

Rural Horizons features articles carefully selected to engage and inform everyone working to improve rural health care. You can subscribe in print by becoming an NRHA member. Email the editors to submit an abstract for potential publication, get information on editorial content, or purchase issues.

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