Agendas for Community Health Annual Meetings

Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Annual Meeting: October 5, 2022 expanding section

2022 Wisconsin Rural Health Promotion Annual Meeting
October 5, 2022 | A virtual event
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Challenges & Opportunities for Public Health Enhancement in Rural Settings

All times are listed in Central Time.

9–9:15 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
–Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES

Rural Public Health Research:
Challenges and Emerging Potential Resolutions


9:20–10:10 a.m.

Wisconsin Key Informant Insights: Current COVID-19 Public Health Issues and Potential Next Steps
–Samantha Crowley, M.P.H., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH), and Researcher, Summer Student Research and Clinical Assistantship Program, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, UWSMPH

10:10–10:25 a.m.

Preliminary Q&A Session
–Samantha Crowley, M.P.H.
–Joseph Larson, B.S.N., RN, Southern Region Director, Office of Policy and Practice Alignment, Division of Public Health, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

10:30–11:25 a.m.

Economic Challenges and Opportunities in Rural Living: Options in Establishing Residential and Financial Well-Being
–Mary Hamman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Economics, UW-La Crosse, and Associate Director, Retirement and Disability Research Center, Center for Financial Security, UW-Madison

11:30 a.m.–Noon

Panel for Continuing Q&A
–Samantha Crowley, M.P.H.
–Mary Hamman, Ph.D.
–Joseph Larson, B.S.N., RN 

Panel Moderator:  John Eich, Director, Wisconsin Office of Rural Health

Noon–12:25 p.m. 

Lunch Break

Righting the Ship: Addressing Continuing Public Health Challenges

12:30–12:45 p.m.

Introduction to the Afternoon Sessions
–Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES

12:45–1:20 p.m.

COVID-19 Status Report and Reasonable Next Steps  
–Jonathan Temte, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., Associate Dean for Public Health and Community Engagement, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

1:20–1:35 p.m.

Q & A Session with Jonathan Temte

1:35–1:50 p.m.


1:50–2:40 p.m.

A Primary Care View of Rural Mental Health: Social and Family Support Opportunities
–Joel Charles, M.D.

2:40–2:55 p.m.

Q & A Session with Joel Charles

3–3:15 p.m.

Reflections on the Day & Take-Home Messages
–Samantha Crowley, M.P.H
–Mary Hamman, Ph.D.
–Jonathan Temte, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.
–Joel Charles, M.D.

Wisconsin Health Education Network 36th Annual Meeting: October 6, 2022 expanding section

36th Annual Meeting of the
Wisconsin Health Education Network (WHEN)
October 6, 2022 | A virtual event
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

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

All times listed in Central Time.

9–9:10 a.m.

Welcome and Introductory Remarks
–Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES, Chair, Wisconsin Health Education Network

9:15–10 a.m.

Mitigating Burnout Among Healthcare Providers, Public Health Professionals, and Family Caregivers During the Pandemic and Beyond: Realistic Recommendations from a Caring Physician and Health Education Specialist
–Paula Walker, M.D., M.P.H., MCHES, Dip ABLM Board-certified Public Health Physician, Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, Atlanta, GA

10–10:15 a.m. Mid-Morning Break
10:15–11 a.m.

A Life-Changing Approach:  Deflating the Risk Factor of Burnout Through the Protective Factor of Mindfulness
–Ryan McKelley, Ph.D., LP, HSP, Professor of Clinical/Counseling Psychology, UW-La Crosse

11:05–11:30 a.m.

Panel with Paula Walker, M.D. and Ryan McKelley, Ph.D.

Moderator: Rachel King, M.P.H., MCHES, Epidemiologist and Public Health Strategist, La Crosse County Health Department

11:30 a.m.-12:05 p.m. Lunch Break
12:05–12:50 p.m.

Barbara A. Lange Memorial Award Ceremony

Hosted by: Gary D. Gilmore, M.P.H., Ph.D., MCHES
(Visit the Barbara A. Lange Memorial page to suggest a worthy nominee by 9/5/22).

1–1:15 p.m.

Introduction to the Afternoon Interactivity and Skill-Building Session

Moderator: Rachel King, M.P.H., MCHES

1:15–3:10 p.m. 

From the Rubble Comes Resiliency: Becoming  a Better You from the Challenge of COVID-19
–Aimee Wollman Nesseth, M.Div., M.S., Program Coordinator, Northwest Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition
–Brian Kaczmarski, M.P.H., Director, Polk County Public Health Department, and Wisconsin Statewide Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition Coordinator

Preliminary commentary for each one the following areas of focus is provided by the facilitators, including guided small group discussion.
1:15–1:20 p.m.  Introduction
1:20–1:40 p.m. Self-Awareness: How are you REALLY?
1:40–1:55 p.m.
  • Break out rooms with facilitated discussion
1:55–2:15 p.m. Meaning and Purpose or Mission and Vision: How have they changed?
2:15–2:30 p.m.
  • Break out room with facilitated discussion
2:30–2:45 p.m. Connection: Where it makes ALL the difference
2:45–3 p.m.
  • Break out room with facilitated discussion
3–3:10 p.m. Summary and questions
3:15–3:30 p.m. Reflections and Concluding Remarks
Speakers provide their reflections and take-home messages across the entire event, and Rachel King provides closure to the afternoon session regarding key summary points and possibilities for next steps.
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