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Future Health Professionals: Rural Health & Wellbeing Conference

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Denmark Technical College

1126 Solomon Blatt Boulevard

Denmark, SC 29042

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South Carolina’s Newest Health & Wellbeing Conference will take place on January 10, 2018 at Denmark Technical College. On-site registration will begin at 8:30 am with the Conference Kick-Off at 9:00 am; it will conclude at 2:00 pm. Sessions are: Traditional Careers in Healthcare, Healthcare Agencies, Wellbeing Support, Computers, Health & Wellbeing, and The Journey – Paths to Healthcare & Wellbeing Opportunities, Vocations and Careers.

The event is sponsored by Community Rural Arts Work League of Bamberg County (CRAWL) and Denmark Technical College’s Association of Women Achieving Knowledge & Empowerment (A.W.A.K.E.). Panelists invited to date include, Dr. Audrey Gordon Golden, DDS (Audrey E. Gordon, DDS), Brenda Hughes (Regional Community Transformation Grant Coordinator, DHEC), Diane Mathews (Executive Director, AHEC)Gary Crossley (Workforce Consultant, LovetoWork.org), Jan McCollom (Grant Writer, OCAB), Kathy Schwarting (Executive Director, Palmetto Care Connections), LaShandra Morgan (Healthy Eating/Active Living Coordinator, DHEC), Melinda Merrell (Senior Program Manager, SCORH), Melissa Sherman (Projector Director, TRMC), Phil Ford (Grant Coordinator, TRMC), Rita J. Roache, Esq. (Attorney, SC Legal Services), Robert Thomas (Executive Director, Southeastern Housing & Community Development), Sharon Crossley (Health Educator, DHEC), Dr. Sonya George, DC (Chiropractor, Palmetto Chiropractic Wellness Center), Susan DuPlessis (Program Director, Art of Community: Rural SC), Teri Lawhorn (Outreach Coordinator-SC, Golden Harvest Food Bank) and more.

Participants will be identified high school and college students from the Promise Zone region who are interested in health and wellbeing professions. The event is free and open to the public with limited seating for interested community members. Details will be posted at wixsite.bcsccrawl.com on December 1, 2017. For more information contact Yvette McDaniel at (803) 793-5259 or at bcsccrawl@gmail.com.

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