2017 West Virginia Rural Health Conference – Presentations

Many thanks to all who attended our annual gathering in Davis.

Below you will find most of the presentations delivered by presenters and keynote speakers.

If the presentation you are after is not listed, or if you have any questions or comments, contact West Virginia Rural Health Association Executive Director, Debrin Jenkins, at debrinwvrha@gmail.com.

KEYNOTE: The State of Rural Health in West Virginia

Dr. Larry Rhodes

SESSION D: Are You Ready for MACRA?

Dr Michelle Knight, Dr Kristy Lucas
& Dr Jennifer Dettra

SESSION G: Telehealth and Improving Access to Care in Rural West Virginia

Barbara McKee & Tom Kuhn

SESSION I/1: SCALE - One Free Clinic’s Answer To The Obesity Epidemic

Angie Settle, Ann Hyre, & Lindsay Williams

SESSION K: Implementing the National Diabetes Prevention Program

Marie Gravely

SESSION N: Providing Assistance During Catastrophic Illness

Julie C. Palas

SESSION Q: Mountains of Hope and the West Virginia Cancer Plan

James Keresztury

KEYNOTE: All Hands Approach - Addressing the Roots and Consequences of the Opioid Epidemic in West Virginia

Dr Michael R. Brumage

SESSION A: Review of CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

Jimmy W. Adams

SESSION F/1: Community-Based Diabetes Screening and Risk Assessment in Rural WV

David Roberts & Dana Wright

KEYNOTE: Successful Transformation Strategies for the New Health Care Environment

Dr Thomas Royer

SESSION I/2: SCALE - Sustainable Change and Lifestyle Enhancement

Angie Settle Ann Hyre, & Lindsay Williams

SESSION L/1: Palliative Care and Hospice

Dr. Amy Wirts

SESSION M/1: Everyone with Diabetes Counts in Rural West Virginia

Natalie Tappe & Susan Sims

SESSION 0: Philanthropy Meets Oral Health

Angie Settle, Bobbi Jo Muto, Kim Barber Tieman & Gina Sharps


SESSION R: Immersing into Rural WV Medicine - The Nutritional Challenge

Dr Treah Haggerty, Heather Hanks & students

SESSION B: Changes to ACA and Medicaid - Impact on Rural West Virginia

Kat Stoll & Doris Selko

SESSION F/2: Photovoice and Public Health Challenges

Dr Julie Tritz & Stephanie Lusk

SESSION H: The Three Critical Attributes for Successful Leadership

Dr Thomas C. Royer

SESSION J: Evolving Behavioral Health Partnerships in Rural West Virginia

Rebecca Roth

SESSION L/2: The Modernization of Advance Care Planning

Courtney Fox Dunithan

SESSION M/2: Using Community Health Workers to Deliver Better Care to High Risk Diabetes Patients...

Dr Richard Crespo & Dr Richard Wittberg

SESSION P: Updates on the West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions

Dr Adam Baus & Martha Cook Carter

KEYNOTE: Can Health Reform Work in Rural America?

Maggie Elehwany

More Resources

West Virginia Rural Health Association members receive access to the West Virginia Health Data portal and to information, resources, trainings, advocacy and legislative support, and many other benefits.

Memberships start at just $10.

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