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May 5, 2016

Oklahoma Rural Health Conference to examine hospital survival, national outlook

Hoppin’ Hay Bales by Jackie Elizabeth Callaway of Durant, courtesy of the OSU Center for Rural Health photo contest.

The 2016 Oklahoma Rural Health Conference aimed at exploring ways to improve rural health will be May 25-26 in Norman at the Embassy Suites Norman – Hotel and Conference Center.

Brock Slabach, MPH, senior vice president of member services for the National Rural Health Association, will launch the conference with a national overview of rural health. Other session topics include rural hospital survival tips, behavioral health services for rural communities and telehealth adoption. The event will conclude with an awards luncheon on May 26.

The annual convention brings together members of the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma and stakeholders of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health to explore ways to improve health care in rural and underserved areas of the state. A golf scramble for members is set for May 24. For additional information, view the conference schedule or email Corie Kaiser, director of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health, or call 1-405-840-6505. To register online, visit the conference website.

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