Appalachian communities are finding creative ways to support and
expand their health-care workforce, not only to build healthy
populations but also to boost their local economies. Health-care jobs
are among the most stable in today’s economy and contribute
substantially to economic growth, and demand for health-care workers in
Appalachia is expected to rise dramatically in the next decade.
health-care workforce growth is one of many Appalachian health issues
that will be explored at the Appalachian Regional Commission’s September
2011 Healthy Families, Healthy Future conference.
Other topics will include:
Childhood Obesity and the “Diabetes Belt”
Combating Substance Abuse among Adolescents
Community-Based Approaches to Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Issues and Opportunities in Health Information Technology
Access to Health Care for Children
Improving Access to Dental Care for Children
Appalachian Perspectives on Infant Mortality Reduction
Join your colleagues for this opportunity to learn how your community can build a strong foundation for a healthier future!
conference will be held September 7-9 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
in Prestonsburg, Kentucky, an area known for its rich recreational
opportunities and heritage attractions.
Visit the conference Web site for more information on session topics and to register!