When:
October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am – October 5, 2018 @ 4:30 pm
2018-10-04T08:00:00-04:00
2018-10-05T16:30:00-04:00
Where:
Blue Ridge Room
121 Hendersonville Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
USA
Cost:
$149
Contact:
MAHEC Registration Team
828-257-4475

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Rural communities in Western North Carolina – and across America – face many challenges including the opioid crisis, food insecurity, aging populations, chronic diseases, limited resources and reduced access to healthcare due to workforce shortages. Please join us to learn more about how these issues are impacting WNC, and how innovative, collaborative approaches and strategies are being used to combat these problems to build resiliency among individuals and throughout communities.

Hotel Accommodations
A block of rooms has been reserved for October 3, 2018 – October 5, 2018. The special room rate will be available until September 3rd or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. To book a room, please click here for the Hampton Inn.

Target Audience

This conference will be of interest to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, mental health professionals, social workers, integrated healthcare professionals, public health professionals, and all healthcare professionals working with patients and their families in rural areas.

Objectives

  • Recognize how social determinants effect health and cite strategies being used in rural WNC to improve health outcomes
  • Describe how WNC communities are addressing common health challenges such as aging, opioid misuse and workforce shortages
  • Identify strategies to promote individual and community wide resilience
  • Learn and integrate novel technologies to meet health care needs in rural communities

Sessions

19ME012 – The 4th Annual Western North Carolina Rural Health Symposium: Challenges, Successes and Strategies – DAY ONE – Thursday
10/4 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
19ME012 – The 4th Annual Western North Carolina Rural Health Symposium: Challenges, Successes and Strategies – DAY TWO – Friday
10/5 8:00 AM–4:30 PM