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11th Annual West Texas Rural Health Conference

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McNease Convention Center

501 Rio Concho Drive

San Angelo, TX 76903

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11th Annual West Texas Rural Health Conference.


San Angelo, Texas 2019

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Texas Health Steps improves the health and well-being of children from birth through age 20. Comprehensive medical/dental checkups and preventive services place the children of Texas on a path to living a healthy lifestyle.

There is no cost to attend this conference, meals will be provided.

Conference Theme: "Healthcare on the Oasis of Rural Texas"

The theme for this year’s West Texas Rural Health Conference is, “Healthcare on the Oasis of Rural Texas. The focus is to create an oasis for Texas Health Steps (THSteps) Medical and Dental providers by addressing some of the healthcare challenges and resources that are prevalent in this unique region. Participants will have the opportunity to hear presentations on the following topics:

  • THSteps Medical and Dental Updates
  • Healthcare and The Texas Legislature
  • HPV in Rural Texas
  • Promoting and Integrating Oral Health Care
  • Texas Vaccination
  • Tobacco Cessation
  • Measles in Texas
  • Importance of Reportable Conditions

TARGET AUDIENCE

This conference will provide an educational opportunity for Texas HealthSteps Providers and the following target audience to learn about the topics listed below:

  • THSteps Providers-Physicians
  • THSteps Dental Providers
  • THSteps Dental Ancillary Staff (RDH)
  • Advance Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurses (RN, LVN)
  • Ancillary Staff: (NA, MA)
  • Administrators (Clinic & Hospital)
  • Administrative Staff
  • Billers and Coders
  • Social Workers
  • State Workers
  • Community Health Workers/Promotores


SPEAKERS & AGENDA

Registration from 8:30 a.m. Conference from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST

Medical Track

LEGISLATIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR MEDICAID AND CHIP: A RECAP OF THE 86HT TEXAS LEGISLATIVE SESSION. Ryan Van Ramshordt, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Director for Medicaid/CHIP Services, Texas Health & Human Services Commission - Austin.

YOU ARE THE KEY TO HPV CANCER PREVENTION. Teresa E. Baker, MD, Rush Endowed Chair in Women's Health and Oncology, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Co-Director, Infant Risk Center, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Amarillo, Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center-School of Medicine - Amarillo.

TEXAS NOTIFIABLE CONDITIONS, REGIONAL PERSPECTIVE ON REPORTING & MEASLES. Vanessa Palacios, MCJ, Epidemiologist, Joshua Vance, MPH, Surveillance Specialist, Texas Department of State Health Service, Public Health Regions 9/10.

THE RED RAIDERS AND THE RAMS-"FROM HERE IT'S POSSIBLE". Wrennah Gabbert, Ph.D., RN, CPNP, FNP-BC Department Chair, Nursing Department, The James A. "Buddy" Davidson Endowed Chair in Nursing, Angelo State University - San Angelo.

Dental Track

TEXAS HEALTH STEPS DENTAL PROVIDER EDUCATION WORKSHOP. Marguerite Laccabue, MPH, DDS, Dental Director, Medicaid/CHIP. Austin

OPPORTUNITIES TO PROMOTE AND INTEGRATE ORAL HEALTH CARE. Katharine Nimmons, MPH, Manager of Research Projects Administration for the Public Health Sciences Department Texas A&M College of Dentistry - Dallas

TOBACCO CESSATION. Miguel Ortega, Tobacco Prevention & Control Coordinator, Department of State Health Services, Public Health Regions 9/10 - El Paso

Plenary Sessions

SPECIALIZED HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, THSTEPS QUESTION & ANSWER DISCUSSION PANEL. Specialized Health & Social Services, Amerigroup, FirstCare Health, Superior Health Plan, Maximus, Texas Health Steps.

UNDER VACCINATION. Dr. Celeste Caballero, MD, FAAP, Esperanza, Clinic - San Angelo.

THSTEPS UPDATE. Terry Sparks, RNC, Nurse Consultant, Texas Health Steps, Medicaid and CHIP Services, Health & Human Services Commission - Austin.



CEUs

(PENDING) FREE CEUs WILL BE AWARDED FOR THE FOLLOWING:

More information to be announced



CONTACT

For More Information Contact Your Regional THSteps Provider Relations Representative

Texas Health Steps Region 1: (Lubbock, Amarillo)
Elizabeth Stanford, Supervisor
Phone: 806-783-6445

Texas Health Steps Region 2/3: (Arlington, Abilene)
Asher Grady, Supervisor
Phone: 817-264-4918

Texas Health Steps Region 8: (San Antonio/Bexar, Upper South Texas Counties)
Velma Stille, Team Lead
Phone: 210-949-2159

Texas Health Steps Region 9/10: (El Paso, Midland, San Angelo)
Kimberly Salazar, Provider Relations Representative
Phone: 915-834-7689
Jorge Alday, Public Health Specialist
915-834-7697

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Send an email by clicking on the "Contact the Organizer" Button



HOTELS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites San Angelo
4613 W. Houston Harte Expy.
San Angelo, TX 76901
Phone: 800-345-8082

Staybridge Suites San Angelo
1355 Knickerbocker Rd.
San Angelo, TX 76904
Phone: 877-660-8545

Hampton Inn San Angelo
2959 Loop 306
San Angelo, TX 76904
Phone: 325-942-9622

Residence Inn by Marriott San Angelo
2545 Southwest Boulevard
San Angelo, TX 76901
Phone: 325-949-6617



ABOUT THE VENUE

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http://www.meetings-conventions.com/Meeting-Facilities/San-Angelo-TX/Convention-Center/McNease-Convention-Center-p2863488



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