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.

Seminars for 2015

8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015:

Protecting Our Community: Understanding Domestic Sex Trafficking

  • What is sex trafficking?
  • Why does it matter?
  • How does sex trafficking impact our community?

This seminar will provide professionals with information related to sex trafficking in the Miami Valley. In addition, participants will learn about locally available resources related to sex trafficking and how to respond when a victim is identified. Professionals will use this information to assist clients and their families.

Presenters: Tonya Folks, Cofounder and Chief Operating Officer, BE FREE Dayton; and Detective Melanie Phelps-Powers, Human Trafficking Detective, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

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

There is a $20 non-refundable registration fee. Space is limited. Registration opens Aug. 11 and closes on Sept. 13, 2015.

For more information, download the flyer or 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
Last edited on 08/07/2015.