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2023 Ohio Rural Health Conference
August 3-4, 2023
Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University in Ada
Dr. Amy Acton,  MD, MPH
Keynote Speaker



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2023 Ohio Rural Health Conference


August 3 & 4, 2023
Raabe College of Pharmacy

The State Office of Rural Health
Raabe College of Pharmacy, Ohio Northern University
AmeriHealth Caritas Ohio

8:00 a.m.                     Welcome  
                                    ORHA Board President Allen Hocker, MHA, BSN, CNOR
                                    Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BCACP, FAPhA, - Dean Raabe College of Pharmacy

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.          Rural Health Vulnerability / Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX Update –                                       State of Rural  - Troy Brown and Ana Wiesse

 9:00 a.m.                     HRSA Update - Amanda Walrup, MS, CHES

10:00 a.m.                   USDA Update – Jonathan McCracken, JD, Rural Development State Director Ohio

10:30 a.m.                   Vendor/Refreshment Break

Concurent Sessions- Approximately 45 minutes each

11:00 a.m.                   Critical Access Hospital Meeting (Troy Brown)

11:00 a.m.                   Preventive Services and RHCs: How to Bill Quality Incentive Reimbursement -                                       Charles James  

11:00 a.m.                   The Medical Implications for Victims of Human Trafficking – Theresa Flores, MS

12:00 p.m.                   Lunch (Sponsored by the Chartis Group)

1:30 p.m.                     State Medical Board: A general overview of the State Medical Board of Ohio                                      (including examples of how we serve as a resource) - Jacob Lammers, BA

1:30 p.m.                     Go for the W! - John Hanson 

 1:30 p.m.                    Optimal CAH and Primary Care Alignment in Rural America (RHC), Greg Wolf

 1:30 p.m.                    AmeriCorp, Mary Ella Bauer, BSEd, MA

2:30 p.m.                     Social Security Disability – Michael Liner,  Esq.

 2:30 p.m.                    Rural Health Clinic Meeting – Kate Hill, RN and Greg Wolf

                                    Greg Wolf
                                    RHC Benchmarking and Performance Improvement (30 minutes)

                                    Kate Hill, RN
                                    RHC Regulations : Common Deficiencies and how to avoid them (1 hour)
                                    Learn now to do a self-survey to stay in compliance (1 Hour)
                                    Why be a Patient Centered Medical Home (30 min

2:30 p.m.                    Poster Session

 2:30 p.m.                   Q.P.R. Question. Persuade. Refer. Suicide Prevention Training - Lorissa Dunfee,                                     MA

 3:30 p.m.                    Self Care for the Health Professional - Amy E. Rettig, DNP, MALM, APRN-BC

 3:30 p.m.                    Ohio Telehealth – Danielle Renckly, BS

3:30 p.m.                     Angel Flight – Jess Ames, BS

 3:30 p.m.                    RHC Meeting Continued

 4:30 p.m.                   340B: Expanding & Enhancing Your Rural Health Initiatives - R. Logan Yoho,                                     PharmD, RPh, BCACP, 340B ACE

4:30 p.m.                     Propio Language Services – Lisa Stokesbury

 4:30 p.m.                    Sidecar Health: Alternative Insurance for Rural Health - Nicole Maisner and Kai                                      Saito

 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.        Sponsor, Vendor & Attendee Reception


8:00 a.m.                     Breakfast - Annual ORHA Election – ballot cards/membership information

8:30 a.m.                     NRHA Update (virtual) Carrie Cochran-McClain, Chief Policy Officer

 Concurrent Sessions

9:00 a.m.                     Using a Layered Learning Practice Model to Improve Healthcare Access in                                      Medically Underserved Areas – Michael Rush, PharmD, MBA, BCACP, CDCES,                                      NCTTP, Michelle Musser, PharmD, BCPS,

 9:00 a.m.                    Development of the Rural Physician Workforce: Outcomes Report - Jayna                                      Vossler, MS, Dawn McNaughton, M.D. and Makenzie Dye

 9:00 a.m.                    Bringing Primary and Behavioral Health Together in Rural Communities                                      -  Elizabeth Burrows, JD

 10:00 a.m.                  Ohio Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (Ohio CARES) - Justin Benoit,                                       MD, MS, FAEMS , Troy Acker AAS, NRP and Paul Zeeb, MD, FACEP, FAEMS

 10:00 a.m.                   Rural Health Clinic Billing Transition - Amy Graham, BS, MBA, Six Sigma Green                                       Belt

 10:00 a.m.                   Addressing Burnout in Rural Healthcare Workforce, Amanda Shaw, MA, CTP,                                       Cori Seif ACSM EP, TRCC

11:00 a.m.                   Amy Acton, MD, MPH
                                     KEYNOTE ADDRESS
                                     The Leader We Wish We All Had Is YOU

Dr. Acton’s lecture will focus on leadership and lessons learned in her role as the Director of the Ohio Department of Health and as cabinet member and advisor to the Governor of Ohio during an unprecedented crisis. Dr. Acton will provide a behind the scenes look at what it was like to lead the COVID 19 response for 11.7 million patients and the leadership traits that are needed in the modern leadership toolbox. She will address the challenges of prevention and how we have faced not only the virus, but also a contagion of fear, loneliness, unmooring, and collective trauma and will share her antidotes to these experiences as well as her hopes and dreams for the future.

12:00 p.m.                   LUNCH

1:00 p.m.                   An Interdisciplinary Look at Pharmacy Value on a Rural Health Care Team-                                    Jessica Hinson, PharmD, BCACP, NCTTP and Stuart Beatty, PharmD, BCACP,                                     FAPhA

 1:00 p.m.                   Medical-Dental Integration in Value-Based Care– Marla Morse, MPA, MSW and                                     Rebekah Mathews MPA

 1:00 p.m.                   Communicating Evidence-Based Information to Rural Populations: A Unique                                     Collaboration of Pharmacy and Public Health - Myriam Shaw Ojeda, PharmD

2:00 p.m.                     Addressing Mental Health Stigma in Rural Communities and Other Partnerships                                      with OSU Extension - Laura Akgerman, MA, CRC and Misty Harmon, MS

 2:00 p.m.                    What If There is a TBI? -  Brei Miller and John D. Corrigan, PhD

2:00 p.m.                     Creating Pathways to Health Access for Survivors of Domestic Violence-Sarah                                      Froimson, MPH and Emily Kulow

 2:00 p.m.                     Collaborating to Build Tomorrow’s Rural Physician Workforce - Lori Martensen,                                       MS and Joseph J Sreenan, MD


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