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.

Continuing Education and Outreach Calendar of Events

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September 2019

PSNA Annual Summit: Who Cares? We Do!

September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Camelback Mountain Resort, 301 Resort Drive
Tannersville, PA 18372
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Included with Your Registration: Earn 5.0+ Contact Hours Featured Speaker: Nurse Blake Nurse Blake Meet & Greet with merchandise sales Speaker: Angela Simpson, Silent No More Foundation, on protecting healthcare workers before, during, and after an assault Safety Topics: Environmental, Bullying, De-Escalation Techniques, Coping Poster Presentations Vendors Breakfast, Lunch, and Refreshment Breaks Free Parking A Beautiful Pocono Mountain Setting! Click here for the full agenda and to meet our speakers

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October 2019

Ready, Set, Evaluate Your Coalition!

October 2, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dixon University Center, 2986 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA, PA 17110 United States
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This training will help participants assess the benefits of evaluating their coalitions and determine their readiness to do so. They will discuss the barriers that they have or may face when evaluating in the future and how to resolve them. Participants also will explore questions that evaluation can help answer, methods and measures that are used to evaluate coalition effectiveness. Lastly, participants will learn where to access tools to develop logic models and select methods, instruments & outcome measures. Frances…

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AgrAbility Regional Workshop

October 8, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

This two-day workshop, that is being held at the Days Inn State College, is a great opportunity to learn more about occupational therapy and assistive technology on the farm — working together to keep farmers farming! In addition to those who are interested in assisting farmers with a disability or long-term health condition, this workshop would be helpful to: Service providers (VR, state agencies, governmental organizations) Agricultural professionals (Extension, FFA, ag educators) Occupational/Physical therapists, staff, teachers, and students Staff from other…

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WONCA World Rural Health Conference

October 12, 2019 @ 8:00 am - October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The National Rural Health Association and the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center invite you to be a part of the 16th WONCA World Rural Health Conference October 12-15, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With this conference, we will bring together providers, educators and researchers in the pursuit of improving health care for all rural populations across the globe. Expand your knowledge of rural health best practices through interactive scientific programs and skill workshops. Learn the latest healthcare advances…

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PA-Nurse Residency Collaborative Summit: The Subtle Side of Leadership

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Sheraton Harrisburg/Hershey Hotel, 4650 Lindle Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111 United States
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Description Please join the PA Nurse Residency Collaborative for their second summit entitled: "The Subtle Side of Leadership: Change Management, Resiliency, and Influence" Objective: Describe how direct care nurse leadership lead to innovations addressing quality and safety objectives in your institution Agenda: 0700-0730- Registration 0730-0740- Welcome 0740-0820- Jeff Doucette, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FAANSystem Vice President at Jefferson Health, Speaking on Change Management and Leadership 0820-0835- Break 0835-0915- Paula F. Coe DNP, MSN, RN, NEA-BC Vice President, Nursing Education and Professional…

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Announcing the 2019 Rural Women’s Summit!

October 27, 2019 @ 12:00 am - October 29, 2019 @ 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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Pennsylvania Health Access Network

October 28, 2019

SAVE THE DATE 11th annual health conference: A New Path Forward: Moving Toward Fairer, More Equitable Healthcare in Pennsylvania this October 28th in Harrisburg.  Learn about key issues facing Pennsylvanians when accessing care and to discuss how to collectively build a fairer, more affordable, more just healthcare system in the Commonwealth. Advocates, policy experts, lawmakers, activists, and other stakeholders can plan to discuss issues like: The High & Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs, Pennsylvania's New Online Health Insurance Marketplace, Transportation as a…

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2019 Rural Human Trafficking Summit

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us on October 29 for the 2019 Rural Human Trafficking Summit Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College, PA Did you know..... Human trafficking is second largest criminal industry in the world behind illegal drugs and soon could be the leading crime in the world? Human trafficking is a $150 billion industry, with thousands of victims in the United States? Pennsylvania has the 11th highest number of cases reported in the nation? This is happening in our community?…

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January 2020

Grant Writing Webinar Series – BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

January 16 @ 9:00 am - May 21 @ 10:30 am

               Ready! Set! Write! Grant Writing from A to Z The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health announces it's exciting annual webinar series on grant writing!  The series includes a total of 7 webinars with each being 90 minutes in length.  All dates are listed below. Writing a successful proposal is based on several key steps. During this webinar series, these steps will be discussed in detail with follow-up assignments to be reviewed during subsequent sessions as an ongoing tutorial. An…

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April 2020

Annual Community and Public Health Conference

April 14

The Annual Community and Public Health Conference scheduled for April 14, 2020 at the Eden Inn and Resort in Lancaster, PA has been CANCELLED.

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