2022 WEBINAR SERIES

"SPECIAL TOPICS IN RURAL HEALTH"

Sponsored by Representative Kathy L. Rapp and Senator Michele Brooks

Community-based Care in Rural Pennsylvania: Solutions to Access

On July 27, 2022, the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association held a webinar on access to care solutions in rural Pennsylvania through high-quality, community-based support, as part of its Special Topics in Rural Health 2022 Webinar Series hosted by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-PA 65th District) and Sen. Michele Brooks (R-PA 50th District). Eric Kiehl, Director of Policy and Partnership at the Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers; Laura Spadaro, Vice President of Primary Care and Public Health Policy at The Wright Center; and Sara Rupp, Marketing Director at Primary Health Network, gave an excellent presentation on person-centered care provided by Federally Qualified Health Centers in rural areas of the state.

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Oral Health In Rural Pennsylvania: Why Is It Such a Problem?

On August 3, the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association held a webinar on oral health in rural Pennsylvania as part of its Special Topics in Rural Health 2022 Webinar Series hosted by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-PA 65th District) and Sen. Michele Brooks (R-PA 50th District). Helen Hawkey, Executive Director of the PA Coalition for Oral Health, gave an in-depth overview of oral health access and workforce in rural Pennsylvania and provided compelling statistics and maps to illustrate the disparities in oral health in rural areas of the state.

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Transforming Rural Health Care in Pennsylvania through Innovation in Payment and Service

On August 17, 2022, the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association held a webinar on rural health care transformation in Pennsylvania through the PA Rural Health Model, as part of its Special Topics in Rural Health 2022 Webinar Series hosted by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-PA 65th District) and Sen. Michele Brooks (R-PA 50th District). Gary Zegiestowsky, Chief Executive Officer and Janice Walters, Chief Operating Officer at the Pennsylvania Rural Health Redesign Center discussed how the PA Rural Health Model, through innovation in payment and service, had led to small rural hospital viability and increased community health.

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Webinar Explores Strategies for Cultivating a Rural Health Workforce

On September 6, 2022, the Pennsylvania Rural Health Association held a webinar on training, recruiting, and retaining a strong rural health workforce in Pennsylvania, as part of its Special Topics in Rural Health 2022 Webinar Series hosted by Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-PA 65th District) and Sen. Michele Brooks (R-PA 50th District). Ben Fredrick, MD, Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine and Program Director of the Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (PA AHEC), gave a compelling presentation on strategies for cultivating rural health professionals in our hometowns.

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2022 Webinar Sponsors
For more information contact:
Lisa Davis at the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health at 814-863-8214 or by email at lad3@psu.edu

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PA Rural Health | paruralhealth.org
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