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Reconnecting to Joy 

Over these past few years, there has been so much happening that can disconnect us from the work we love, from each other, and from joy. This workshop will begin by identifying some of the specific stressors we have all experienced and will conclude with three elements that can help us increase our resilience and reconnect to joy.

Presenter: Allegra Hirsh-Wright, LCSW
Training Manager and Project Director, Department of Clinical Innovation at Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Thursday, January 20th, 2022 |  1:00 pm EST

* Accreditation/Certification Statements


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and New England Rural Health Association, the NYS Association for Rural Health and the Foundation for Community Health. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

University of Rochester Medical Center, Center for Experiential Learning is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0005.

This course has been approved for 1.00 contact hours

No commercial funding was received to support this activity.

ACCME Standards of Commercial Support of CME require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community.  When discussing therapeutic options, faculty are requested to use only generic names.  If they use a trade name, then those of several companies should be used.  If a presentation includes discussion of any unlabeled or investigational use of a commercial product, faculty are required to disclose this to the participants.


CME and NYS Social Work CE credits are available for purchase after the event ($20.00 fee)*

Last Webinar

Thursday, November 23rd, 2021 

Accessible Rural Health Research for Diverse Audiences

Video: Recording


2020 – 2021 Past Webinars

  • Thursday, October 21st at 1:00 PM
    Creating Places of Healing, Connection, and Wellness in Rural America
    Lisa Sockabasin, MS, RNDirector, Wabanaki Healing and Recovery and Wabanaki Public Health
    – Video: Recording
  • Thursday, September 23rd at 1:00 PM
    Panel on Rural Opioid Programs

    Ann Abdella, NYSARH Board Member

    Maria Coutant Skinner, McCall Center for Behavioral Health
    Tonya Stokes, Ellenville Regional Hospital
    John Wilson, Credo Community Center

    – Video: Recording

  • Thursday, August 12th from 1-2pm
    Strategies for COVID-19 Vaccine Messaging in a Polarized Country
    Sophia L. Pink, MS
    Stanford University, Polarization and Social Change Lab
    – Video: Recording

  • Thursday, June 17th, 2021 from 1-2pm
    Domestic Violence & Sex Trafficking for Rural Providers
    Melissa Dundas, M.D.
    University of Rochester
    – Video: Recording

  •  Thursday, May 20, 2021
    The Impact of Navigators on Community-Specific Social Determinants of Health through Novel Interventions Tailored to the Outer Cape Cod Community
    Haley Schachter, Medical Student (MS3), University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Aisling Ryan, RN, Nurse Practitioner Student (3rd Yr.), University of Massachusetts Medical
    School, Graduate School of Nursing
    – Slides: Presentation
    – Video:
  • Thursday, April 15th, 2021 from 1-2pm
    Community Paramedicine Program and the Impact it Could Have on Rural Areas
    Kevin McGinnis, MPS Program Manager, Community Paramedicine – Mobile Integrated Healthcare, and Rural Emergency Care National Association of State EMS OfficialsDan Batsie, Chief, Vermont EMSRyan Greenberg, NYS EMS Bureau
  • Thursday, March 18th, 2021 from 1-2pm
    Trauma Informed Care
    Rebecca Hoffman Frances, LMFT
    Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Training, Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 from 1-2pm
    Palliative Care Telehealth Pilot to Meet the Needs of Nursing Home Populations 
    Kelly Baxter, DNP, FNP-BC, ACHPN
    VNA of Care New England
    Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Salve Regina University
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 1-2pm
    Health Center Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Web Portal
    Dr. Renée Joskow
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
    Team Lead – Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness
    COVID-19 Healthcare Resilience Task Force
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Suicide Prevention:  Why Means Matter

    Garra Lloyd-Lester
    Director of Community and Coalition Initiatives
    Suicide Prevention Center New York (SPC-NY)
    New York State Office of Mental Health
    Webinar Recording
    PowerPoint Slides
  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    The Health Care Workforce: Trends, Issues, and Resources
    Kris Stiegler, MPA
    Senior Project Coordinator
    Center for Health Workforce Studies at the School of Public Health at SUNY Albany
    Webinar Recording
    PowerPoint Slides

2019 – 2020 Webinar Recordings

  • Thursday, October 17, 2019
    Update on Federal Policies Impacting Rural Health
    Mr. Thomas Bane, Regional External Affairs
    Ms. Tamika Lyons, Rural Health Coordinator
    Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, New York Regional Office
    Audio Recording
    PowerPoint Slides
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    How the New York Health Act will Improve the Health of Rural New Yorkers
    Dr. Henry Moss, Board Member for the Physicians for a National Health Program, NY Metro Chapter
    Audio Recording

    PowerPoint Slides
    Rural Health Report by Dr. Henry Moss
  • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    Network Cybersecurity:  How Most Compliance Efforts Leave Rural Healthcare Providers Vulnerable
    Bruce McCully, Your Cybersecurity Expert
    Webinar Recording
  • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Clinical Resources for Rural Healthcare
    Erin Segar, MPH, CHES, Health Professions Coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh
    Webinar Recording (starts at :46)
  • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Core Concepts in Cultural Experience
    Nancy Shun Shelton, Senior Consultant of Cultural Competence and Health Equity with Coordinated Care Services, Inc.
    Webinar Recording
  • Thursday, April 15, 2020
    1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Thursday, May 21, 2020
    1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Health Inequities in Rural Finger Lakes – A deeper look within our County Data

    Kathi Lynch, M.S., Health Planning Research Analyst
    Amie Kulak, M.H.S.A., Director of Analytics
    Common Ground Health
    Webinar Recording
    PowerPoint Presentation
  • Thursday, June 18, 2020
    1:00pm – 2:00pm
    Telehealth and COVID-19

    Katy Cook, Telehealth Project Manager
    Nancy DelMastro, Telehealth Project Specialist
    Adirondack Health Institute
    Webinar Recording
    PowerPoint Presentation