WISCONSIN HEALTH EDUCATION NETWORK (WHEN)

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop
WHEN Annual Meeting

2021 Rural Health Promotion Workshop and WHEN 35th Annual Meeting

HopeIn alliance with the 35th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Health Education Network (WHEN), UW-La Crosse is pleased to announce the addition of the Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop, contributing an additional day of learning—prior to the WHEN Meeting—exploring health issues affecting Wisconsin’s rural populations and proven strategies for support and prevention. We hope you will join us for one or both events to learn, network and explore meaningful approaches to increase community health in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop

Social Wellbeing and Mental Health Matter

October 6, 2021
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

35th Annual Meeting of the Wisconsin Health Education Network (WHEN)

Incentivizing Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

October 7, 2021
9 a.m.–3:45 p.m.

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop
Major Program Facilitators

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop
Major Presenters

Wisconsin Heath Education Network (WHEN) Annual Meeting
Keynote Presenters

Learning Objectives

2021 Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Workshop: Social Wellbeing and Mental Health Matter expanding section

Participants will:

  • Gain a sense of the various perspectives on the meaning of “Rural” in our society.
  • Examine mental health issues in rural settings.
  • Explore meaningful mental health enhancement avenues coupled with success stories.
  • Review challenges to social connectedness in rural settings.
  • Explore meaningful social support enhancement avenues coupled with success stories.
  • Review options and opportunities for heightening protective factors in one’s life.
  • Gain brief insights regarding selected health-related impactors (i.e., suicide prevention; emergency medical services; telehealth connectivity).
  • Network virtually with other workshop participants from around the region and the nation.
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Participants will:

  • Recognize the major impacts and insights derived from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
  • Project opportunities to learn from the Pandemic in order to realistically prepare for future public health challenges.
  • Develop a greater sense of realization that good health status is everyone’s responsibility.
  • Explore opportunities to contribute to health equity personally and professionally in an ongoing basis.
  • Draw insights from the shared stories that can enrich the quality of life and living, individually and collectively.
  • Contribute to incentivizing health promotion across the lifespan.
  • Network with colleagues and new contacts near and far through the 35th Annual Meeting.
  • Recognize those receiving the 2021 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award.

Sponsors: 

Cooperating Sponsors

  • Office of the Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
  • Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

Questions:

For questions about the program: Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, 608.785.8163 or ggilmore@uwlax.edu.

For questions regarding registration: Extended Learning, 608.785.6500 or  ex@uwlax.edu.