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May 2019

2019 Pennsylvania Mental Health and Wellness Conference

The 2019 Pennsylvania Mental Health & Wellness Conference will be held on May 20 and 21, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey. This conference will unite peers, family members, advocates and professionals for a one-of-a-kind, statewide mental health event. This conference is being sponsored by NAMI Keystone Pennsylvania, Mental Health Association of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association.

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2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

May 21 - May 22

The Summit is a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. This year will be the 5th annual PA Community Alliance Summit! Please join us for a fantastic workshop: Teaming- Releasing the Transforming Power of Coalition Building; conducted by the National Coalition Building Institute of Rochester, NY. Utilizing a series of interactive sessions, the workshop will educate on forming strong partnerships and collaborations,…

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2019 PA Community Alliance Summit

May 21 - May 22
Harrisburg Hilton, 1 North 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA United States
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Free

Khe Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among diverse organizations throughout Pennsylvania led by and/or supporting underserved/unserved populations who experience marginalization and oppression. Oppression affects many of us, for different socially constructed reasons: racism, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual identity and orientation, disability, economics, rural/urban location, religion, and so much more. Although our discrimination experiences may be different, we can be a valuable support and resource to each other in our…

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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

PA SOPHE Summer Health Institute: Emerging Health Issues Update

June 4
Dixon University Center, 2986 North Second Street
Harrisburg, PA, PA 17110 United States
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$50 – $75

Contact Laurie Welch for the agenda and to register fo the event.  The cost is $75 for professionals and $50 for students.  The cost includes continental breakfast, lunch, and up to 4 hours of continuing education.

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Call for Papers: Health and Well-Being in Amish Society: A Multidisciplinary Conference

June 6 - June 9

The international conference will focus on health, healing, health care, and individual and community welfare and well-being in Amish life. Since at least 1964, with the publication of the essay “Genetic Studies of the Amish,” by Victor McKusick, John Hostetler, and Janice Egeland, scholars have identified the unique contribution that Amish communities play in advancing medical knowledge. In the years since then, clinical studies, ethnographic research, and creative new avenues for providing health care have flourished with the active participation…

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Health and Well-Being in Amish Society: A Multidisciplinary Conference

June 6 - June 8
$240

The conference focus is health, health care, and individual and community welfare and well-being in Amish life. Keynote speaker Joseph B. Martin and plenary speakers Katherine Hempstead, Martha King, and Melissa Thomas join many other scholars, researchers, and practitioners who will present seminars, workshops, papers, and posters.  The three-day event, cosponsored by WellSpan Health and open to the public, will highlight topics such as genetics, culturally appropriate care, Amish understandings of healing and well-being, mental health, alternative and complementary medicine, preventive…

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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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