Center for Healthy Communities

HealthLink Seminars

The Center for Healthy Communities HealthLink and AHEC Region IV present an annual series of continuing education seminars for health care professionals and interested community members. Seminars address current topics in health promotion and disease prevention, with special focus given to the underserved areas or populations in our community. HealthLink Seminars are held quarterly at Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center in Montgomery County. In addition to an educational presentation, each seminar features local resources related to the topic under discussion.

March 8, 2016: "Understanding Barriers to Learning"

learning disabilities

  • What interferes with learning in children and adults?
  • What difficulties do individuals with learning challenges face?
  • How can we make a difference in the outcome?

This seminar will provide professionals with information about individual and environmental factors that affect learning in children and adults in the Miami Valley. In addition, participants will learn about locally available resources related to disabilities and learning. Professionals will use this information to assist clients and their families.

Presenters
  • Christine M. Abbuhl, Ph.D., Psychologist, Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Rhonda Mercs, M.S., LPCC-S, Director, Urban Child Development Resource Center, University of Dayton
  • Michelle Sherman, L.S.W., Family Advocate, Urban Child Development Resource Center, University of Dayton
  • Vernellia Randall, J.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Dayton Law School
  • Jennifer Barga, M.Ed., Disability and STEM Support Specialist, Office of Disability Services, Wright State University
  • Jason Gepperth, M.Ed., Disability and STEM Support Specialist, Office of Disability Services, Wright State University
Continuing Edducation
  • Social Workers: 5.5 contact hours have been approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board.
  • Nurses: The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts Social Worker/Counselor hours for R.N. licensure renewal.

Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center 581 Olive Road Dayton, Ohio 45427 (Free parking)

Sign-in, refreshments and resource tables open at 8 a.m. There is a $40 non-refundable registration fee. Registration closed Dec. 1, 2015.

Registration will open on Tuesday, Jan. 26. For more information, view the event flyer or contact Cindy Bradley, (937) 775-8248 or lucinda.bradley@wright.edu.

Additional Seminars for 2016

  • June 14, 2016: Protecting Our Community: Understanding Domestic Sex Trafficking (repeat)
  • Sept. 13, 2016: Infant Mortality in Ohio: The Work Continues
  • Dec. 9, 2016: Elder Care

Dates and topics are subject to change. Check back to this website for updates.

  • Time: Seminars are typically a half-day in length, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Registration and resource tables open at 8 a.m.
  • Location: Some seminars are held at the Madison Lakes Learning and Conference Center, 581 Olive Road, Dayton, Ohio 45427
  • Cost: There is a $20 non-refundable fee payable at the time of registration. The continuing education fee is included in the cost of attendance.
  • Registration: Registrations are accepted on this website on a first-come, first-served basis and open six weeks before the seminar.

For more information, contact Cindy Bradley, (937) 775-8248 or lucinda.bradley@wright.edu.


Past HealthLink Seminars

Seminar flyers will be posted as soon as they are available. Click on a topic to view a PDF of the seminar flyer


Planning Committee

CHC HealthLink and AHEC Region IV Planning Committee

The CHC HealthLink and AHEC Region IV Planning Committee membership includes social workers, nurses, counselors and public health professionals in Montgomery County who work together to develop an annual series of educational seminars that address current topics in health promotion and disease prevention, with special focus given to the underserved areas or populations in our community.

Committee Members

  • Sharon Becker, Good Samaritan Health Ministries
  • Kristin Belcher, HelpLink 211
  • Amy Boyle, Retired Social Worker
  • Cindy Bradley, Center for Healthy Communities
  • Theresa Busher, Social Security Public Affairs
  • Kimberly Conner, Center for Healthy Communities
  • Michelle Cox, Sinclair Community College Nursing
  • Angela Dugger, AIDS Resource Center Ohio
  • Kimberley Freeman, Public Health—Dayton Montgomery County
  • Carla Lachecki, Center for Healthy Communities
  • Sr. Rose Morand, Retired Social Worker
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