Rural health focus of fourth annual Lake Campus Regional Summit

Lake Campus Regional Summit

The Wright State Lake Campus Regional Summit will examine ways to improve the health of rural communities on Feb. 28.

Detailing efforts to improve the health of the community in rural areas will highlight this year’s Wright State University Lake Campus Regional Summit.

The summit is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at James F. Dicke Hall on the Lake Campus in Celina.

The summit will include a panel presentation on the Wright Rural Health Initiative by John Pascoe, M.D., director of the General/Community Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics at Dayton Children’s Hospital; Therese Zink, M.D., Wright State professor and director of the Global Family Medicine Pathway; and a representative from the Health Path Foundation of Ohio, which strives to improve the quality of primary care in underserved rural populations in part by attracting physicians and medical interns and residents.

Lisa Klenke, CEO of Mercer Health, and Dale Palmer, administrator of Mercer Health/Mercer County Health Department, will present the findings of a local public health assessment and a two-year improvement plan; and a behavior-based health project in Auglaize County will be presented by Robert Gill, M.D., of Grand Lake Health Systems.

The summit will also feature remarks by Wright State Provost S. Narayanan and Kimberly Barrett, vice president for multicultural affairs and community engagement at Wright State.

More information on the Regional Summit is available on the Lake Campus website.

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