Program Description: 

“From COVID-19 to Action: Responding to Rural Health Needs” is a 90-minute virtual conference is hosted by the Medical College of Wisconsin Office of Community Engagement on Thursday, December 17, from 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. According to the CDC,  long standing systemic health and social inequities have put rural residents at increased risk for getting COVID-19 or having severe illness. In this session we will discuss how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the health and healthcare of rural communities throughout Wisconsin. The agenda includes a plenary session and smaller break-out sessions for further discussion. 

We are seeking to rapidly learn and act during the COVID-19 crisis. Please register as soon as possible so that you can be among the attendees. 

Target audience: 

Allied Health Care Professionals

Learning objectives: 
  1. Given the current health disparities present in Wisconsin, differentiate the requirements of community and academic members for effective implementation of Community Engagement principles
  1. In the context of physician/researcher and patient/community relationships, identify new assets that exist in community and academic institutions for effective partnership formation
  1. Illustrate connections between CBPR, CEnR and current health research projects to implement purposeful healthcare research
  1. Build capacity in education around community engagement to enrich community and academic experiences in healthcare, research, and partnership formation while diminishing health disparitie
Faculty & credentials: 


Plenary Speakers

Lisa Dodson, MD
Campus Dean, Professor
MCW Central Wisconsin

Tim Size
Executive Director 
Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative


Kelsey Heindel
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-4437

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
12/17/2020 - 11:30am to 1:00pm CST

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