Continuing Education – Community Outreach & Events

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health

Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health’s continuing education programs and community outreach events focus on a wide range of topics important to rural health advocates. PORH provides information and resources including: rural migrant and immigrant health, leadership and management skills, community health needs assessments, program evaluation, grant writing technical assistance, and more. In addition, PORH hosts a variety of events and is affiliated with several state and federal partners that host events pertinent to rural health, as well.

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April 2019

REGISTRATION OPEN – Swimming Pool Pesticide Applicator’s Training

April 16 @ 8:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for those interested in a Swimming Pool Applicator's license Certification course and for those needing to obtain Recertification Credits.  To register - click HERE.

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May 2019

Alzheimer’s Association’s Spring Professional Conference – “Working Together for Quality Dementia Care

May 21
Radisson Hotel & Convention Center, 1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA United States
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Learn about the “Positive Side of Dementia” with Mary Moynihan Underwood, Vice President of Memory Care for Artis Senior Living.  Understand what impact our words have on those living with dementia, and the benefits of changing our vocabulary.  Also, hear how having an understanding of the cultural past of the individual living with dementia in order to provide the best care throughout the disease progression, from Amy Matthews, Consultant and Dementia Coach, Engaging Alzheimer’s LLC, speaking on “Cultural Competency in Dementia.”  Other topics…

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Human Trafficking

May 30 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Johnstown, 1440 Scalp Avenue
Johnstown, PA United States
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Presented By: Robert Kemerer, Troop Intelligence Office Pennsylvania State Police What is Human Trafficking and Where is it happening? Discuss actual cases Available Resources Organizer of Human Trafficking The Pennsylvania Link to Aging and Disability Resources in Somerset, Cambria, Blair, Bedford, Fulton, and Huntingdon Counties is a Department of Aging led state-wide network comprised of hundreds of local, state and federal partners that work together to assist individuals in exploring a full range of long-term support options regardless of age,…

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LGBTQ+ Health Provider Symposium in Erie

Erie County Department of Health and UPMC Hamot TransFamily of NWPA are hosting the 2019 Erie LGBTQ+ Health Provider Symposium on Friday, May 31 at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie, PA. Registration is now open for this full-day conference. Click here for more information and to register. 

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June 2019

Health & Well-being in Amish Society

June 6 - June 8

Early bird registration through May1! The conference focuses on health, healing, health care, and individual and community welfare and well-being in Amish life. The three-day event, which is open to the public, features scholars from a variety of disciplines and health care professionals who serve the Amish. See the conference site for more information and the conference schedule for presentation details. For more information: etown.edu/centers/young-center/amish-conference2019.aspx 717-361-1470 amish2019@etown.edu  

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2019 Rural Human Trafficking Summit – REGISTER NOW

June 26 @ 12:30 pm - June 27 @ 12:30 pm
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REGISTRATION OPEN The Hidden Crime of Human Trafficking in Rural Communities and the Health Care System and Community Response Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center State College, Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health, in partnership with the Region III Office of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; the Eastcentral and Northeast Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center; and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, is offering this two-day continuing education and outreach event to continue a…

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September 2019

2019 Pennsylvania EMS Summit

September 4 @ 8:00 am - September 6 @ 5:00 pm
Warehose Hotel at the Nook, 75 Champ Boulevard
Manheim, PA
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The PA EMS Conference is the largest event of its kind in south-central Pennsylvania.  We are dedicated to providing the highest quality education in a fun, professional environment. Returning to the family friendly Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Manheim, PA, we are excited to be able to offer: Nationally recognized keynote speakers Over 30 unique educational sessions Full day pre-conference sessions Over 6 hours of dedicated social and networking time 25,000 square foot vendor and exhibit hall The PA State…

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October 2019

Announcing the 2019 Rural Women’s Summit!

October 27 @ 12:00 am - October 29 @ 12:00 am

The 2019 Rural Women's Summit, to be held October 27-29 in Greenville, SC. The Rural Women’s Summit emphasizes the role rural women play in creating a more equitable and inclusive nation.   This Summit is designed for rural practitioners, leaders, and advocates to articulate the broad civic, political, and cultural impact of women’s leadership in rural America, to name the ways rural women are agents of change, to call out the barriers rural women face every day, and to proclaim the powerful role rural women play in…

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