Western Carolina University’s School of Nursing will host its first annual Rural Health Symposium in Asheville on Friday, March 27, to shed light on factors that impact the health of the citizens of rural Western North Carolina.
Regional topics to be addressed include community health needs, health care priorities, effective strategies to meet health care needs, the current state of literacy, health care needs seen by free clinics, and factors contributing to the occurrence of stroke in the region. Community assessments and action plans to address needs also will be discussed.
Nationally recognized rural healthcare expert Lisa M. Harmon will facilitate the symposium. The event will be held at the Holiday Inn Asheville-Biltmore West from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $30 for adults and WCU faculty, and $10 for students. Lunch will be provided.
For more information or to register, visit nursinged.wcu.edu or call WCU’s Office of Continuing and Professional Education at (828)227-7397.