Enhancing the Health Status of Rural Pennsylvanians

The Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health (PORH) works with local state and federal partners to achieve equity in, and access to, quality health care for Pennsylvania's rural residents. We strive to be the premier rural health leadership organization in the state and one of the most effective State Offices of Rural Health in the nation…more>>


Swimming Pool Pesticide Applicators Training Program

Swimming Pool Pesticide Applicators Training Program

2014 Migrant and Immigrant Farmworker Health Conference


Challenges & Opportunities for Improving Mental Health Services in Rural Long-Term Care

Despite high levels of need, individuals in long-term care often fail to receive appropriate mental health services, especially in rural areas. In this policy brief and accompanying working paper, we consider challenges and opportunities for improving mental health treatment delivered to long-term care recipients in rural settings.

For more information, please contact:
Jean A.Talbot, PhD, MPH
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Email: jatalbot@usm.maine.edu
Office: 207-671-5724

The Rural H1N1 Experience: Lessons Learned for Future Pandemics

Data have been collected and methods have been developed to estimate the impact of H1N1 prevalence and trends nationally. However, there has been little study of this pandemic for rural communities, where fewer resources for vaccination and care may exist. The results of this study can be used to guide policy recommendations for prevention in rural populations during future pandemics.

For more information, please contact:
Cynthia Armstrong Persily PhD, RN, FAAN
West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
Email: cpersily@hsc.wvu.edu
Office: (304) 347-1253

2013 Regional Health Equity Summit
August 23, 2013 — Cranberry Township, PA — 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The goal of the Summit is to increase awareness and initiate discussion of strategies to reduce the burden of diabetes for vulnerable and unrepresented populations in Western Pennsylvania.

Registration for this event is $35.00.  There is limited seat availability; therefore, registration will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

PLEASE NOTE: You will first need to create an "account" with the University of Pittsburgh Public Health Center and register for this event, BEFORE submitting payment.

Hosts for this summit include: Pennsylvania Department of Health's Office of Health Equity; Highmark Blue Shield; Univeristy of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC); University of Pittsburgh; Family Council of Central Pennsylvania, and various community partners

For any questions, please contact:
Theresa (Reese) Clark, PhDc
Email: theclark@pa.gov
Phone: 717-547-3313