Community Health Annual Meetings

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion and WHEN Annual Meetings | Virtual events occurring in Central Time

NCHEC Designated provider CHES & MCHES Category 1 CECH logoJoin us for two aligned annual meetings to learn, network and explore meaningful approaches to increase community health in Wisconsin, and beyond. 

A virtual opportunity to connect, engage, and network with participants across the nation. 

Sponsored by:

UWL Public Health & Community Health, UWL Graduate & Extended Learning logo

Cooperating sponsors:

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Wisconsin Office of Rural Health
Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Annual Meeting

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Annual Meeting
October 5, 2022 | A virtual event

Challenges & Opportunities for Public Health Enhancement in Rural Settings

  • Review research results from practical population-based studies addressing COVID-19 impacts in rural settings.
  • Explore reasonable resolutions to disease impacts in rural settings.
  • Gain insights regarding economic challenges and opportunities in rural living.
  • Review a current status report of COVID-19 impactors on rural populations.
  • Examine realistic and meaningful individual and community-based prevention and control measures which can prevail.
  • Consider the contributions of social and family support measures contributing to individual and community-based health and well-being.
  • Network virtually with other participants from the state, region, and nation.

Wisconsin Health Education Network 36th Annual Meeting
October 6, 2022 | A virtual event

Thriving Across the Lifespan: Reducing the Risk of Burnout During a Pandemic and Beyond

  • Review the symptoms and impacts of burnout among healthcare providers, public health professionals, and family caregivers.
  • Develop strategies to diminish the impacts of burnout individually and collectively.
  • Explore the protective value of mindfulness.
  • Practice the development of resiliency training and self-actualization within the context of the socio-ecological framework.
  • Demonstrate “connection” as a foundational component to becoming more resilient throughout the socio-ecological framework.
  • Explore how trauma, grief, and burnout from COVID-19 may have changed one’s personal and professional understanding of meaning and purpose.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between mindfulness, presence, and self-awareness.
  • Experience personal and professional rejuvenation.
  • Network with colleagues and new contacts near and far throughout the 36th Annual Meeting of WHEN.
  • Recognize those receiving the 2022 Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award.


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

For questions regarding registration: Graduate & Extended Learning, 608.785.6500 or

Online Instruction Benefits

The events will be held virtually to allow for greater participation. You will collaborate and engage—in real-time—with presenters and participants to learn, explore, and share.

  • No travel or associated travel costs
  • Live/synchronous video instruction
  • Valid, diverse and meaningful resources
  • Virtually interact with a diverse participant group