2018 West Virginia Rural Health Conference – Presentations

Many thanks to all who attended our annual gathering at Pipestem Resort State Park.

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.

SESSION A: CHW-Based Chronic Care Management

Richard Crespo, PhD, MS

SESSION D: Harm Reduction Program Building and Maturation Challenges

Michael Kilkenny, MD, MS

STUDENT PRES' 1: MedManage - A Tool In Reporting Over-The-Counter Medications

Natan Harel, OMS I, et al

THURSDAY KEYNOTE: The Hidden Costs of Poor Health in WV

Lindsay Allen, PhD, MA

SESSION I: The Role of Telemedicine in Value-based Care

Shannon McCallister, MBA

SESSION L: Structural Health Outcomes in The Appalachian Region

Frank Annie, PhD(C), MPA, MA


SESSION O: LGBTQ Connects - Taking “Social” Out of Media

Darryl Cannady


SESSION Q2: WV Health Right - Mobile Dental Clinic Program

Angie Settle, DNP, APRN, BC, FNP


FRIDAY KEYNOTE: A Health Crisis in Rural America – What is the Federal Response?

Maggie Elehwany, JD

SESSION B: Substance Misuse and the Aging

James Matney, MS

SESSION E: Strategies to Improve HPV Vaccination Rates

Elaine Darling, MPH & Michelle Chappell, MS

STUDENT PRES' 2: Using Telehealth and Web-Based Resources to Teach Rural Teens Reproductive Health

Erin Casey, MS & Wes Urian

SESSION G: Revitalizing Hinton - Moving from “There Will Be to There Are.”

Ken Allman, MBA, CSR, FMSD

SESSION J: The Coalfield Development Corporation: Inspiring Community Transformation

Marilyn Wrenn, MA

SESSION M: Sharing Tucker County

Doug Arbogast, MS & Daniel Eades, MS

SESSION P: Rural Health Innovation as Anchor for Economic Resiliency

Christopher Beckett, DO & Monica Niess

SESSION Q3: Prevalence of Non-Traumatic Dental Problems in Emergency Departments

Joshua Austin, M.A., MSc

FRIDAY KEYNOTE: Osteopathic Medicine in Rural Health

Robert Foster, DO

SESSION C: Try This WV - Let’s Knock WV Off the Worst Health List!

Kayla Hinckley

SESSION F: Supporting Community/Clinic Linkages for Chronic Disease Programming

Adam Baus, PhD, MPH, MA

STUDENT PRES' 3: Hospitalized Patients Experiences & Reasons for Taking Prescription Opioids

Alexandria Castracane

SESSION H: Assessing Burnout Among Primary Care Providers

Kevin McCann, MD

SESSION K: Diary of a Poppy Princess

Ayne Amjad, MD

SESSION N: Recognizing Barriers to Rural Healthcare

Melissa Jensen, BMS, MSPA, PA-C


SESSION Q1: Protecting and Advancing Community Water Fluoridation

Gina Sharps, MPH, RDH, CTTS


SESSION R: Boone Opioid Network - An Innovative Community Partnership

Drema Mace, PhD

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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