Rural Health Solutions Series

Aug 27, 2021 Allied Health Health Careers Medicine Mental Health Nursing Public Health

Rural Health Solutions Series


This virtual series will convene regional partners from non-profit, healthcare, public health, communities and state and local government. Our goal is to learn about, discuss and collaborate on solutions to challenges and changes to the rural health landscape of Western North Carolina. The format will consist of four 1-hour lead-in sessions held virtually that featuring panelists from a cross section of our rural region. This series will culminate in a Rural Health Summit scheduled for October 2021.

The lead-in sessions will set the stage for the summit and a deeper dive into the challenges, assets, solutions and opportunities in our rural communities. The summit will be an opportunity to meet, brainstorm, and connect in small and large group education sessions, interactive panels, and collaborative group work by region/topic. Please join us as we partner to explore regional solutions to individual, community and systems-level health challenges in Western North Carolina.

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Target Audience

Of interest to those working in public health, local government, nonprofits, community-based organizations, health and mental healthcare including: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, mental health professionals, social workers, integrated healthcare professionals, public health professionals, psychologists, substance use counselors, and all healthcare professionals working with patients and their families in rural areas.


Upon completion of this knowledge based educational activity, participants will be able to:

  • Explore the needs of our regional rural healthcare and public health landscape that impact individuals and communities in WNC
  • Connect providers with partners, services, and resources in the region who are already engaged in innovative approaches to support community health
  • Examine funding opportunities, partners, and priorities that are designed to improve and support rural health in WNCC
  • Describe evidence-based models and practice to support the work across sectors in rural communities


  • Philip B. Belcher, MDiv, JD, MFA
  • Chelsea J. Burrell, MS, CHC
  • JeWana Grier-McEachin
  • Nicole Hinebaugh
  • Bryan Hodge, DO
  • Louise Mathias
  • Schell McCall
  • Jill Miracle
  • Brian Myers
  • Lane G. Perry, III, PhD, ME, MEd, BBA
  • Sarah Tennyson, MPH
  • Daniel Tizon


Community Health Assessments and Prioritization: Review the Process, and How to Get Involved in Your County/Community
8/27 12:00 PM–1:00 PM



other – no credit requested

1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM

Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

1.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 1.0 hours Category A.

1.000 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 Contact Hours.

1.000 Contact Hours

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 contact hours.

1.000 Nursing Contact Hours

1.0 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1880 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

1.000 CME for Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.


FREE Registration Fee - Free, but must register to attend
Applies 1/5/21–8/27/21
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