Healthcare in Appalachia: Practical Approaches to Addressing the Unique Needs of our Region
April 28-30, 2022
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa
Pigeon Forge, TN
To register, https://www.cecentral.com/live/20755.
Certified for CME, CPE, CNE, CHES, and ASWB ACE credits.
$350 Full Conference
$200 One Day
$100 Fellows/Residents/Medical Students
Approximately 25.7 million people live in the Appalachian region of the United States (U.S.) Forty-two percent of the region’s population lives in rural areas, compared with only 20% of the nation. This region has historically been plagued with unique healthcare needs and poor health outcomes.
This region also has lower supplies of healthcare professionals when compared to the overall nation, including primary care physicians and advanced practice nurses, mental health providers, specialty physicians, and dentists. Lower household incomes and higher poverty rates (two primary social determinants of health that drive health outcomes) reflect worse living conditions in the region when compared to the rest of the nation.
The Healthcare in Appalachia conference is designed to address the unique needs and circumstances of the Appalachian region. This conference will feature experts in the medical, mental health, and public health fields and provide practical advice, tips, and resources to health care providers and public health professionals.