FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (02-23-2015)
Regional Health Connect, Tuesday, February 24th 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia. The Cabell-Huntington Health Department would like to remind everyone about the Regional Health Connect meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 24th at 8:00 AM in the 2nd floor conference of the Cabell-Huntington Health Department.
Regional Health Connect is a forum for community members from all sectors to come together each month to discuss topics critical to the population health of our region. The format of these meetings are community driven and establish opportunity to improve understanding of specific issues/topics, enhance communication, exchange information, share expertise, strengthen partnerships, and empower partners and their collaboration to support and improve the health in the region. The meeting is open to anyone interested in addressing the community health problems.
The guest speaker for this meeting will be Mr. David Campbell. Mr. Campbell is the acting CEO of the WV Health Improvement Institute and the CEO of the Community Health Network of WV.
Regional Health Connect meets on the last Tuesday of every month at 8:00 am at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department. A light breakfast is served. For more information about this event please contact Elizabeth Ayers at (304) 523-6483 x 258.
Date: Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Location: Cabell-Huntington Health Department
703 7th Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
2nd Floor Conference Room
I. Opening Remarks
III. Introductions and Overview
IV. Regional Health Connect (RHC) Objectives
V. Guest Speaker: David Campbell (see below for bio.)
Topic: Health Innovation Systems
VI. Additional Remarks
VII. Open Comments/Questions
VIII. Next Meeting Date –March 31, 2015
IX. Closing Remarks
David Campbell is the acting CEO of the W.Va. Health Improvement Institute. He also is CEO of the Community Health Network of WV (CHNWV). Campbell was instrumental in the formation of the institute and is a driver of its continued development. Campbell also helped establish CHNWV in 2000 as a health improvement-focused network of community health centers that was the first in the country to use a public domain electronic health record (RPMS) as a community health improvement tool. He assisted in the formation and initial funding of the West Virginia Telehealth Alliance, the WV Connect program to expand access to care for the uninsured, and the West Virginia Health Improvement Institute. He also served as a part-time consultant for the Governor’s Office of Health Enhancement and Lifestyle Planning.
Prior to his leadership of CHNWV, Campbell served as Chief of Staff for West Virginia Governor Gaston Caperton from 1993 to 1996. He was responsible for budget, legislation and health care policy and participated in Medicaid oversight and coordination with national health care initiatives. He previously practiced as an attorney and CPA and has more than 30 years of business experience, including representation of health care organizations and operation of commercial ventures. He currently serves on the board of directors of Mountain State Blue Cross & Blue Shield. Campbell has a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Marshall University and a Juris Doctorate degree from West Virginia University.
Elizabeth A. Ayers, MS
Director of Health & Wellness/PIO
Cabell-Huntington Health Department
Office (304) 523-6483 x 258
Fax (304) 523-6482
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Please mark your calendars for the meeting. If there are any individuals you would like to invite, please feel free to do so.
Link to article in the newspaper is below.