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Arizona Telemedicine Program webinar | 2023 Arizona Center for Rural Health spring webinar series

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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The Arizona Telemedicine Program, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and the University of Arizona Center for Rural Health invite you to join a free, one-hour webinar as part of the 2023 Arizona Center for Rural Health Spring Webinar Series. This webinar series is focused on providing technical assistance to rural stakeholders to disseminate research findings, policy updates, best-practices and other rural health issues to statewide rural partners and stakeholders throughout the state.

A novel approach to the behavioral health workforce expansion grant

Topics for this webinar:

  • Increase the supply and distribution of behavioral health professionals, therefore increasing rural access to behavioral health services
  • Expand behavioral health training to include interprofessional, team-based care
  • Increase the number and diversity of practicing behavioral health professionals in rural, underserved and border communities

For more information contact Mariah Erhart: • 520-626-2243

This webinar is made possible through funding provided by Health Resources and Services Administration, Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (U1U42527). Arizona State Office of Rural Health is funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Grant number H95RH00102-25-00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.

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Sara Edmund, DNP
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Arizona College of Nursing

Throughout her academic, research and clinical endeavors, Dr. Edmund demonstrates strong commitment to student learning, clinical knowledge growth and to patients in psychiatric crisis. Her nursing career began by obtaining a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of North Dakota, where she focused on issues in women’s health. After years of nursing, Dr. Edmund developed her leadership skills in a corporate capacity by delivering training to professional adult learners nationwide for many years. After completing her doctorate with a focus on family practice and psychiatric nurse practitioner, Dr. Edmund practiced in a variety of settings, most recently, in psychiatric crisis care involving court ordered treatment. Dr. Edmund’s research interests include emergency care of mentally ill patients, crisis care of dual diagnosis patients and rhabdomyolysis identification within the dual diagnosis patient. 

To request any disability-related accommodations for this event please contact the event coordinator at least three business days prior to the event.
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 18, 2023 - 12:00pm
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Melanie Esher, MAdm
University of Arizona Health Sciences
Arizona Telemedicine Program/Southwest Telehealth Resource Center