Next Webinar: July 17th, 2022 at 1:00 PM 

Webinar to be announced in late June!  

* 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)*

Latest Webinar

Intimate Relationship Violence in Rural Communities 

Thursday, June 16th, 2022 at 1:00 PM 

Virginia Gold, LCSW

Director of Client Services, Women’s Support Services 

Linda Ciano, MA

Director of Community Engagement, Women’s Support Services 

Video: Recording


Past Webinar Recordings


  • Thursday, May 19th, 2022 at 1:00 PM 
    The Impact of COVID on Children and Families: Challenges and Future Imperatives


    Marie Coutant Skinner, LCSW
    Chief Executive Officer, McCall Center for Behavioral Health

    Michael Roeske, PsyD
    Senior Director of the Newport Healthcare Center for Research and Innovation

    Erin P. Swett, LCSW
    Clinical Outreach Specialist
    Newport Healthcare

    Recording: Video

  • Thursday, April 21st, 2022 at 1:00 PM 
    Behavioral Health in Rural Populations: Strategies and Resources


    Christopher Bersani, Psy.D, ABPP
    Deputy Regional Administrator at Health Resources Services Administration Boston Regional Office

    Beth E. Hurny-Fricano, Ed.D., LMSW, CASAC
    Executive Director, Onondaga Council on Alcoholism & Addictions, Inc. d.b.a. Prevention Network

    Recording: Video 

    > Captain Christopher Bersani’s Slides

    > Dr. Beth E. Hurny-Fricano’s Slides

  • Thursday, March 17th, 2022 at 1:00 PM 
    Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

    Presenter: Renée W. Joskow, DDS, MPH, FAGD
    CAPT, U.S. Public Health Service
    Senior Advisor to the NIDCR Director
    Director, Dental Public Health and Research Fellowship
    Acting Director, Office of Science Policy and Analysis
    Acting Chief, Science Policy and Planning Branch
    National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
    National Institutes of Health

    Recording: Video 


  • Thursday, February 17th, 2022
    Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening Considerations 

    Laura Pentenrieder, MPH
    Program Manager, Screening Treatment and Access for Mothers and Perinatal Partners (STAMPP) Grant
    Vermont Department of HealthSandra G Wood, APRN, CNM, PMHNP
    Title Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
    University of Vermont Medical CenterRecording: VideoPresentation Slides: Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder Screening Considerations


  • Thursday, January 20th, 2022 at 1:00 PM
    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
     – Video: Recording
  • Thursday, November 23rd, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    Accessible Rural Health Research for Diverse Audiences
    Per Ostmo, BA
    Director, Rural Health Research Gateway– Video: Recording
  • Thursday, October 21st, 2021 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, 2021 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, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    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 at 1:00 PM
    Domestic Violence & Sex Trafficking for Rural Providers
    Melissa Dundas, M.D.
    University of Rochester
    – Video: Recording
  •  Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    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 at 1:00 PM
    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 at 1:00 PM
    Trauma Informed Care
    Rebecca Hoffman Frances, LMFT
    Senior Director of Clinical Innovation and Training, Maine Behavioral Healthcare
  • Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM
    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, 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, 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