NYSARH & NERHA Webinar Event List

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Thursday from 1pm – 2pm October - November, and January - June.

This webinar series was developed in partnership with the New York State Association for Rural Health with input and feedback on topics from our members. We are pleased to bring you a variety of speakers from across the region over the upcoming year. 

We would like to thank the Foundation for Community Health for sponsoring the webinar series this year. The Foundation is a private, not-for-profit dedicated to improving the health and well-being of the residents of the greater Harlem Valley in New York and the northern Litchfield Hills of Connecticut. To accomplish this mission, they make grants, conduct research, provide technical assistance, and support collaborations and advocacy.  


Latest Webinar

Behavioral Health in Rural Populations: Strategies and Resources 

Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 1:00 PM 


Christopher Bersani, Psy.D, ABPP

Deputy Regional Administrator at Health Resources Services Administration Boston Regional Office

Beth E. Hurny-Fricano, Ed.D., LMSW, CASAC

Executive Director, Onondaga Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc. d.b.a. Prevention Network

Recording: Video 


Past Webinar Recordings

  • Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 1:00 PM 

    Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

    Presenter: Renée W. Joskow, DDS, MPH, FAGD
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
    Senior Advisor to the NIDCR Director
    Director, Dental Public Health and Research Fellowship
    Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Analysis
    Acting Chief, Science Policy and Planning Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
    National Institutes of Health

    Recording: Video  


  • Thursday, February 17th, 2022
    Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening Considerations 

    Laura Pentenrieder, MPH
    Program Manager, Screening Treatment and Access for Mothers and Perinatal Partners (STAMPP) Grant
    Vermont Department of Health

    Sandra G Wood, APRN, CNM, PMHNP
    Title Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    University of Vermont Medical Center

    Recording: Video

    Presentation Slides: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening Considerations


  • Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at 1:00 PM
    Reconnecting to Joy
    Over these past few years, there has been so much happening that can disconnect us from the work we love, from each other, and from joy. This workshop will begin by identifying some of the specific stressors we have all experienced and will conclude with three elements that can help us increase our resilience and reconnect to joy.

    Presenter: Allegra Hirsh-Wright, LCSW, Training Manager and Project Director, Department of Clinical Innovation at Maine Behavioral Healthcare
     – Video: Recording


  • Thursday, November 23rd, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Accessible Rural Health Research for Diverse Audiences
    Per Ostmo, BA
    Director, Rural Health Research Gateway – Video: Recording


  • Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Creating Places of Healing, Connection, and Wellness in Rural America
    Lisa Sockabasin, MS, RNDirector, Wabanaki Healing and Recovery and Wabanaki Public Health
    – Video: Recording


  • Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 1:00 PM

    Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

    Ann Abdella, NYSARH Board Member

    Maria Coutant Skinner, McCall Center for Behavioral Health
    Tonya Stokes, Ellenville Regional Hospital
    John Wilson, Credo Community Center

    – Video: Recording


  • Thursday, August 12th, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country
    Sophia L. Pink, MS
    Stanford University, Polarization and Social Change Lab
    – Video: Recording


  • Thursday, June 17th, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Domestic Violence & Sex Trafficking for Rural Providers
    Melissa Dundas, M.D.
    University of Rochester
    – Video: Recording


  •  Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    The Impact of Navigators on Community-Specific Social Determinants of Health through Novel Interventions Tailored to the Outer Cape Cod Community
    Haley Schachter, Medical Student (MS3), University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Aisling Ryan, RN, Nurse Practitioner Student (3rd Yr.), University of Massachusetts Medical
    School, Graduate School of Nursing
    – Slides: Presentation
    – Video: Recording


  • Thursday, April 15th, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Community Paramedicine Program and the Impact it Could Have on Rural Areas
    Kevin McGinnis, MPS Program Manager, Community Paramedicine – Mobile Integrated Healthcare, and Rural Emergency Care National Association of State EMS OfficialsDan Batsie, Chief, Vermont EMSRyan Greenberg, NYS EMS Bureau


  • Thursday, March 18th, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Trauma Informed Care
    Rebecca Hoffman Frances, LMFT
    Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Training, Maine Behavioral Healthcare


  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Palliative Care Telehealth Pilot to Meet the Needs of Nursing Home Populations 
    Kelly Baxter, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN
    VNA of Care New England
    Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Salve Regina University


  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Health Center Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Web Portal
    Dr. Renée Joskow
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
    Team Lead – Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
    COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force




  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Network Cybersecurity:  How Most Compliance Efforts Leave Rural Healthcare Providers Vulnerable
    Bruce McCully, Your Cybersecurity Expert
    Webinar Recording


  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Clinical Resources for Rural Healthcare Providers
    Erin Segar, MPH, CHES, Health Professions Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    Webinar Recording (starts at :46)


  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Core Concepts in Cultural Experience
    Nancy Shun Shelton, Senior Consultant of Cultural Competence and Health Equity with Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
    Webinar Recording


  • Thursday, May 21, 2020 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Health Inequities in Rural Finger Lakes – A deeper look within our County Data
    Kathi Lynch, M.S., Health Planning Research Analyst
    & Amie Kulak, M.H.S.A., Director of Analytics
    Common Ground Health
    Webinar Recording
    PowerPoint Presentation





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