Virginia Cooperative Extension will host the 2016 National Health Outreach Conference in Roanoke, Virginia, from April 6-8.
The 2016 National Health Outreach Conference theme is All Aboard: Building Partnerships for a Healthy America. This conference was formerly referred to as the Jeanne Priester Health conference and is intended for health professionals, health educators, health policy makers, and anyone interested in learning more about physical and mental wellness. The goal is to offer a participatory and collaborative conference joining organizations and agencies to encourage working across systems locally, regionally, and nationally to address current and future health and wellness education, practices, and needs. The conference is designed to share innovative and creative strategies to develop and disseminate health and wellness information in neighborhoods, communities, and states.
The objectives of the conference are to increase participants’ knowledge of
- Successful practices that lead to healthy and safe community environments.
- Applications that help people access clinical and community preventive services.
- Models for empowerment in health practices for individuals and families.
- Best practices that lead to addressing health disparities and health literacy in communities and families.
The conference begins on April 6 at 12:30 p.m. with participants having the choice of either several tours or the preconference.