ORAL SESSION: A SPOTLIGHT ON CURRENT RURAL HEALTH EDUCATION

Recorded On: 04/06/2020

April 6, 2020 - 3:00pm ET

1.0 ENTRY 

Moderator: Raffy R. Luquis, PhD, MCHES® 

Trends in the use of Evidence-Based Practices in Rural Health Systems
Coleman Tanner, MPH, CHES® 

Tackling Rural Health Issues: Building a Comprehensive Partnership Network of Healthcare Systems, Community Partners, and Academic Institutions
F. Jeannine Everhart, PhD, MPH, MBA, CHES® 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Apply a systems lens to understanding the social determinants of health are inextricably connected in reinforcing and balancing parts of a larger system and how these elements can drive both positive and negative changes in rural communities. 

2) Reflect on how local, state, and national health leaders, funders, policymakers, researchers, and program managers can appropriately engage rural communities as partners and experts when designing policy, research, and program initiatives. 

3) Describe the challenges and benefits of a collaborative yet diverse partner network that covers a wide geographic area. 

4) Discuss how academic, community and health system partners, some of who whom are competitive businesses, can best leverage each other’s strengths to achieve a common goal

Coleman Tanner, MPH, CHES®

Research Associate II, Georgia Health Policy Center

F. Jeannine Everhart, PhD, MPH, MBA, CHES®

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Radford University Cailion

Raffy Luquis, PhD, MCHES® (Moderator)

Associate Professor, Health Education, Penn State Harrisburg

Dr. Raffy R. Luquis is an Associate Professor of Health Education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State Harrisburg. Dr. Luquis has a broad background in health education and health promotion. His primary research and teaching interests include cultural competency and multicultural health, health promotion and education, and human sexuality. He is the co-editor of the “Cultural Competence in Health Education and Health Promotion” book. Dr. Luquis has conducted research to assess health promotion practices among primary care providers, understand preventive behaviors among young adults, and sexual behaviors among college students. He has also collaborated with other researchers in addressing the needs of multicultural groups, especially the Hispanic/Latino population.

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