The Pennsylvania Public Health Association (PPHA), the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH), and the Penn State College of Medicine's Public Health Program announces a one-day conference, Strengthening the Health of Pennsylvanians: Addressing the Health Care and Public Health Needs of Vulnerable and Underserved Populations, which will highlight community and public health issues and initiatives for diverse and underserved populations.
Issues that impact health status included, but not limited to, community-based health care services; domestic and intimate partner violence; substance abuse; behavioral health; maternal and child health; barriers to access to care; and oral health;
- Best practices in improving the health of special and underserved populations, with a special focus on migrant and immigrant farmworkers;
- The use of data-driven and evidence-based practices in public and community health;
- Innovations in achieving Healthy People 2020 goals; and
- Improvements in community and public health indicators.
This conference is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.