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

REGISTER NOW 2019 Pennsylvania Community and Public Health Annual Conference

The Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA), the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH), the Penn State College of Medicine's Public Health Program, and the Pennsylvania Chapter for Society for Public Health Education (PA SOPHE) announce a one-day conference, Invigorating Public Health in Pennsylvania through Community-based Initiatives, which will highlight community and public health issues and initiatives for diverse and underserved populations. Click here to register. Abstract and poster presentations will focus on these and other topics: Community and public health strategies; Best practices in improving the health of special…

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Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers in the Clinical Setting

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Summary: Prescription opioids are often the first-line therapy to treat chronic and acute pain among farmers. Prescribing opioids to farmer populations that may not seek regular treatment or have access to alternative therapies increases the risk for potential opioid misuse. Properly assessing for these characteristics among other abuse or addiction risk factors, is critical in providing treatment that is both appropriate and effective. The training module will seek to provide insight on misuse risk factors among farmers to better inform…

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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

Accelerating Stakeholder-Driven, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (PCOR/CER) in a Learning Health System

Join the UPMC Center for High-Value Health Care and the Wolff Center at UPMC on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, for a discussion on how health care providers, payers, patients, researchers, and other decision makers can work collaboratively to build learning health systems that improve health care quality, patients’ experience, and the health outcomes of our community. The UPMC Conference on Accelerating Stakeholder-Driven Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Comparative Effectiveness Research (PCOR/CER) in a Learning Health System will focus on how to:…

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