WILLIAMSPORT - Clinical Outcomes Group Inc. and the North Central Tobacco Control Coalition will host Connecting for Health: North Central Pa. Health Summit on Oct. 19 at the Bush Campus Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport.
Strengthening strategies and integrating partnerships to fight chronic disease, particularly in a time of decreased funding, is the aim of the summit. The inaugural event will provide a forum for and promote dialogue among organizations focusing on the varied chronic diseases in an effort to foster new partnerships, integrate programs and promote policy/systems change approaches. The program will feature presentations by public health professionals, elected officials, community leaders and funding providers.
In keeping with the theme of making local and regional connections, the summit will also offer structured networking activities. Stakeholders across community sectors including public health, government, education, and community/faith-based organizations are encouraged to attend.
"The main goal for this event is to demonstrate to stakeholders how connected they really are in regard to preserving and improving public health," said Jennifer Melochick, director of Program Development and Compliance for COGI. "We hope people will leave with a feeling of connectedness and an understanding not only of the importance of collaboration but also how we can make it happen on a regional level."
To register for the Connecting for Health: North Central Pa. Health Summit, visit www.COGInc.org or contact Leslie Hosterman for more information at LHosterman@COGInc.org or 800-264-1290. Registration is free and is limited to 100 people. This project is supported and funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
The North Central Tobacco Control Coalition is a cooperative effort of government, nonprofits, corporations and individuals dedicated to the elimination of tobacco use in the region, which includes Clinton, Centre, Lycoming, Bradford, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties.
Clinical Outcomes Group Inc. is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health of the community. COGI's focus is on behavioral health issues such as substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence, tobacco, workplace wellness and family services.