- 2014 VRHA Conference, “The Sustainability of Rural” December 11 & 12 in Staunton, Virginia, Stonewall Jackson Hotel and conference
- NRHA Rural Health Clinic Conference, Kansas City, MO September 30-October 1
- NRHA Critical Access Hospital Conference, Kansas City, Mo October 1-3
- Rural Health Policy Institute, Washington, DC
Of Additional Interest:
2014 Health Equity and Culturally Appropriate Health Training Series
As Virginia’s communities continue to grow in diversity, providing quality service to all populations requires health professionals to remain educated to ensure culturally competent care is offered to all groups. As part of its mission to advance health equity for all Virginians, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) provides an annual series of free training sessions to discuss health challenges specific to certain populations and offer strategies to overcome these obstacles.
Past series have addressed such topics as health literacy, health equity as it relates to the Affordable Care Act and the provision of culturally competent health services to diverse populations including African Americans, Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos and the Hard of Hearing. The 2014 Health Equity and Culturally Appropriate Health Training Series continues this tradition and covers a variety of new topics:
2014 Health Equity and Culturally Appropriate
Health Training Series
- February 28, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m. “Innovative Approaches to Youth Health: Engaging Youth in Creating Healthy Communities” (Host Webinar)
- April 24, 2014, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Implementing the Enhanced National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards”
- June 26, 2014, 9-10:30 a.m. “Addressing Disaster Preparedness in Rural Communities”
- September 25, 2014, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. “Discussing Immunization with Communities of Color”
All sessions are held at VDH’s Central Office at 109 Governor St., Richmond, VA 23219 in the Mezzanine Conference Room and are available to staff and community members at local health districts via teleconference.
For more information on the series, please visit the OMHHE website.