Erath County Business and Health Summit to be Held Virtually July 27

Erath Engaged, an outreach of Tarleton’s Rural Communication Institute will host a business and health summit on Wednesday, July 27. Preparing for the event are, from left, Andrea Brooks, a county extension agent from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office; Dr. Subi Gandhi, Assistant Director of the RCI: Regional Director of Operations for Ciox Health, Melissa Griffin; Dana Worrell, Program Manager for Texas Health Resources Erath, Hood and Johnson Counties Community Health Improvement; and Rural Communication Institute Executive Director Dr. Jennifer Edwards.

STEPHENVILLE — The business community is invited to the Erath County Business and Health Summit on Wednesday, July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Zoom session is free, but registration is requested —

The interactive summit, hosted by Erath Engaged, an outreach of Tarleton State University’s Rural Communication Institute, will focus on the most recent Erath health statistics. Other sessions later will address Nutrition and Local Resources for You and Your Employee, and Preparing Your Business for Natural and Manmade Disasters.

The expected participants — entrepreneurs, business leaders, aspiring business owners — will work together to develop potential solutions for the health of employees and their families.

This session is the first of several planned. The August health summit will focus on education.

Events are supported by the Texas Department of State Health Services, Public Health Regions 2/3, and co-sponsored by the Tarleton Small Business Development Center.

Contact Dr. Jennifer T. Edwards at, Dr. Subi Gandhi at or Dr. Misty Smith at

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