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In presenting this conference, we were pleased to partner with the Ohio Department of Health - State Office of Rural Health, the Appalachian Rural Health Institute at Ohio University and the Department of Social and Public Health at Ohio University.

2022 Ohio Rural Health Conference Agenda

"Growing the Future of Rural Health"


Day 1

8 AM – Exhibitor Tables Open

9 AM – Conference Welcome 

  • State Office of Rural Health Update: Shane Ford, Director, State Office of Rural Health 
  • ORHA Update: Sharon Casapulla, EdD, MPH, President, Ohio Rural Health Association 
  • HRSA Update: Amanda Waldrup, MS, CHES Download Presentation

10 AM – Concurrent Sessions

  • Access to Healthcare in Rural Communities: Jess Ames, B.S. Download Presentation
  • Addressing Health Equity in Rural Ohio: A Change Package to Advance Your Efforts: Christine Bailey, MSN, RN, CSSGB Download Presentation
  • Leveraging School-Based Healthcare to Address Unmet Rural Health Needs - Mary Kay Irwin, EdD, Theresa Hatton, BA Download Presentation

11 AM – Concurrent Sessions

12 PM – Lunch and Exhibitor Tables 

12:30 PM - Keynote Address - Brian Alexander

1:30 PM - Book Signing and Exhibitor Tables

2 PM – Concurrent Sessions

  • NRHA Leadership Solutions: Are They Making a Difference?: Bill Auxier, Ph.D., Sidney Grant, MHA Download Presentation
  • We're Building a Rural Residency. Should You Too?: Lori Martensen, M.S., Sherry Adkins, MD, MPH Download Presentation
  • Health Care as a Metaphor for Moral Leadership of Schools during the Opioid Epidemic: Mike Hess, PhD, Charles Lowery, PhD Download Presentation
  • Asking the Right Questions and Finding the Right Resources for Rural Caregivers: Laura Akgerman, MA, CRC Download Presentation

3 PM – Concurrent Sessions

  • Tai Chi for Arthritis, Fighting Falls, Pain, and Inflammation through Gentle Movement: Roseanne Scammahorn, Ph.D, NCC, Lorissa Dunfee, M.S., Ken Stewart, B.A., Misty Harmon, M.Ed Download Presentation
  • Social Media & Rural Medicine: Mike Sevilla, MD Download Presentation
  • Making Change Visible: Ruth Dudding, Melissa Thomas, PhD, MSPH, MSA, MCHES, C-CHW Download Presentation

4 PM – Concurrent Sessions

  • Medical Misinformation and Disinformation Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Karen L Kier, BSPh, MSc, PhD, BCPS, BCACP, CTTS, FASHP, FCCP Download Presentation
  • Project JOY: Bringing Back the Fun to Healthcare! Julie Grow Download Presentation
  • Price Transparency: Using the Data: Bob Paskowski, Jason Hardin, Kathy Reep Download Presentation

Day 2

7 AM – Breakfast and Exhibitor Tables

8:30 AM – Plenary: National Rural Health Policy Update

  • Josh Jorgensen, Government Affairs and Policy Director, National Rural Health Association Download Presentation

9 AM – State of Rural

10 AM-12 PM – Critical Access Hospital Meeting 

10 AM – Concurrent Sessions

  • When the Community Is the Classroom: Student-driven Community-based Projects in a Rural Health Training ProgramMichelle Musser, PharmD, BCPS, NCTTP Download Presentation
  • Telehealth for Today's Challenges in Ohio: Jessica Devine Download Presentation
  • Who Is ALICE? A Discussion of "The Line" in Ohio: Shivangi Patel, MS, Sharon Casapulla, EdD, MPH 

11 AM – Concurrent Sessions

12 PM – Lunch and Exhibitor Tables

1-4 PM – Rural Health Clinic Meeting

1 PM – Concurrent Sessions

  • OSU Extension Public Health AmeriCorps (E-HPAC)Pat Bebo, MS, RDN, Erik Erik Porfeli, PhD Download Presentation
  • Shortage Designations and Loan RepaymentRyan Kline, Researcher Download Presentation
  • How Much Do You Know About Health In Your County? Exploring Publicly Available Health Outcomes Data to Address Social Determinants of HealthKayla Alvis, MS, BCBA, Sharon Casapulla, EdD, MPH Download Presentation

2 PM – Concurrent Sessions

  • Improving Access to Rural Health through ONU HealthWise ServicesMichael J. Rush, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CDE/CDCES, NCTTP Download Presentation
  • Physical Education & Health Education in Ohio's SchoolsKevin Lorson, PhD Download Presentation

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