Head for the Hills 2017

Head for the Hills 2017 is headed to the Breaks!

Interested in learning more?

Check out this year’s agenda (below) or click here to register.

2017 Agenda

Friday Sept. 29

7:00 a.m.

Registration opens
Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available

Child care can be provided 8-noon for those requesting it.

7:15-8:30

Continental breakfast available

8:00-8:50

Addiction in the Medical Community
Dr. Loyd

8:50-9:40

Common Contributors to Pain in Outpatient Medicine
Dr. Joshua H. Dalton

9:40 -10:30

Patient Voices
Kim Curtis & Susan Hammrick

10:30-11:00

Break

11:00-11:50

The New VA Guidelines on Pain Treatment and what they mean for Primary Care Providers
Mary McMasters, MD

11:50-12:15

We’re Glad You’re Here
Senator Chafin

12:15

LUNCH

FREE REST OF DAY

Saturday Sept. 30

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast and registration

Child care can be provided 8-noon for those requesting it.

8:00-8:50

Foster Kids and Opioids
Jon Holmes & Ken Taylor

8:50-9:40

Law Enforcement and Implications for Prescribers
Special Agent Phil Hagwood

9:40-10:00

BREAK

10:00-10:50

Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association
Chris Bailey

10:50-11:20

Preparing for an HIV Outbreak in a Rural Community
Dr. Charles Helton

11:20-11:50

Educating Children about Sugar and Exercise in the Community
Dr. Mylanie Facelo

11:50-12:15

Why We Need You
Delegate Todd Pillion

LUNCH

Box lunches will be provided; eat at your leisure in the conference center, or take it with you if you need to depart.

Please feel free to stay and enjoy the park after the conference concludes!

2017 Virginia Rural Providers Conference

2017 Virginia Rural Providers Conference
October 25 & 26
South Boston, VA

Welcome to Intersections – our 2017 event!

For over twenty years, the Virginia Rural Health Association has served as “The Voice for Rural Health in Virginia.”  Rural Health is DIFFERENT.  Rural Americans face a unique combination of factors that create disparities in healthcare not found in urban areas. Economic factors, cultural and social differences, educational differences, lack of recognition by legislators and the isolation of living in remote rural areas all conspire to impede rural Americans in their struggle to lead a normal, healthy life.

The Rural Providers Conference of the Virginia Rural Health Association is an occasion to recognize that health in rural areas is not the sole responsibility of doctors and nurses.  Education, economic development, transportation, the built environment, and even social opportunities play a role in the health of individuals and communities.  All aspects of the community are providers or barriers to health.

For the 2017 event we are focusing on finding solutions within our communities.  We know what the problems are – how do we work together to solve them?

Bringing the people who care about rural Virginia together provides an opportunity to discuss how we can ensure the sustainability of rural Virginia through policy, access, economics, education and more.

 

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