Rural Health Panel on Feb. 9

Northern Now: Rural Health Panel Discussion

Join us on Wednesday, February 9 at 7 p.m. Eastern as we partner with the NMU Center for Rural Health and welcome a panel of experts to discuss the social determinants of health, which are the conditions and environments that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Elise Bur, the director of the NMU Center for Rural Health, will moderate the conversation, focusing on some of the social determinants of health we experience in the U.P. The panelists will discuss the Community Health Worker profession, what impact they have on the health and well-being of individuals, and particularly how Community Health Workers are addressing food insecurity in our area, one of the social determinants of health.

Panelists include:

  • Shannon Lijewski, NCHW, MBA, CHCEF, principal of Everyday Life Consulting, an agency that focuses on the development and training of Community Health Workers 
  • Alazar “Zar” Chroman, a local Community Health Worker with UPHS/AdvantagePoint Health Alliance
  • Sarah Monte ‘08, outreach director for Marquette Food Co-op and NMU alumna

Audience questions will be shared live with the panelists. The event is free and registration is required. Once you register, you will receive the link to the live stream.

Northern Now is a monthly, digital event series for alumni and friends hosted by Northern Michigan University Alumni Relations. Taking place on the second Wednesday of each month, the series provides a behind-the-scenes look at NMU students, departments, athletics, and more on campus with exclusive tours, interviews, and interactive events. Stay connected to your alma mater and learn more at

Wednesday, Feb 9, 2022

Start Time:  7:00 pm
End Time:  8:00 pm

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Kylie Bunting

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