Educational Opportunities

A Million Hearts & 3 Buckets

Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 the Greater Dayton Faith Community Nurses/Health Ministers Network will be hosting this event from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Miami Valley Hospital South Education Center Conference Room.

Presenters from Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County, Haley Riegel, MPH, CHES, Grant Manager, Communities Preventing Chronic Disease, Office of Health Promotion & Michael Dohn, MD, MSc, Medical Director, Office of the Health Commissioner will be providing this 1.25 contact hour topic.  

Chronic disease is increasing in the USA. Vascular disease (heart disease and stroke) is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality with heart disease responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the US. Addressing these conditions is best accomplished through the clinical care and community level prevention interventions. This presentation will identify evidence-based strategies in the CDC’s 2018 Initiative to decrease the health effects of cardiac disease and diabetes; articulate the goals of the Million Hearts Campaign; identify several local community resources related to chronic diseases; and outline a new approach to managing chronic diseases using the “3 Buckets Technique.”

1.25 hours of continuing education will be provided for nurses.

2017 Health Ministries Association Annual Meeting and Conference

September 11 - 13, 2017 the Health Ministries Association will be holding its Annual Meeting and Conference - The Sacred Practice of Caring: Working Together For Healthier Communities. The St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger, KY is the site for this year’s event. What a great opportunity to attend a national conference in our region. Registration is now open; full conference and daily registration are available. See the link below!

From a physician, to a rabbi, a pastor and several authors, attendees will enjoy a variety of approaches to the ‘Sacred Practice of Caring’. Conference highlights include: 

  • 4 National Keynote Speakers
  • Peace Breakfast with International Faith Leader
  • Ten Concurrent Workshop Sessions
  • Hall of Excellence – Poster Presentations
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Spiritual Offerings

Continuing Education: Contact hours are being determined for this educational activity. St. Elizabeth Medical Center d.b.a. St. Elizabeth Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. KBN accepts ANCC Hours.

Daily and full registration are available.  Room reservation information, the conference brochure, and a link to the online registration can be found on their Upcoming Conference Page.

Save-the-Date: 2017 Excellence in ElderCare Symposium

Save-the-Date for the 2017 Excellence in ElderCare Symposium: Shining A Spotlight on Healthy Aging on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, from 8 a.m. – 4:15 pm at Top of the Market Banquet Center.

This workshop will describe the individualization of healthy aging and identify tools that support healthy aging by covering the following areas:

  • Aging Gracefully
  • Function & Safety
  • Aging In Place
  • Medications
  • Spirituality

For more information including continuing education credit, contact Sharon Becker at (937) 734-9452(937) 734-9452.  Registration will be required.