Allen Smart and Karen Minyard collaborated on an article for Health Affairs that sought to highlight the key findings of an October gathering of rural-serving leaders. Hosted in Atlanta, Georgia, seventy-five change agents sought to evaluate and determine effective practices that would bridge the gap between non-health private and public funder investments across the Social Determinants of Health “space”. Attendees left the meeting with a sense of urgency to create plans for action and a desire to advance the progress made at the convening. The meeting found it clear that a central system of learning and expansion of relationships will be required to successfully commit to rural communities. The original article can be found on Health Affairs, please feel free to comment there or on the blog.