Vancouver summit to address health outside the doctor’s office

Later this month, Community Choices will hold a summit for Clark County health professionals in order to brainstorm ways that they can, essentially, get out of their offices and into the community.

As it is, a doctor or nurse’s influence is limited to the few precious minutes they get to spend with a patient when he or she comes in for an exam. But the real healing and prevention takes place in the course of a patient’s everyday life.

At the summit, Dr. Maxine Hayes, state health officer in Washington and Dr. Alan Melnick with Clark County Public Health, will lead a discussion about the social and economic factors that influence health in this community.

They’ll also try to identify how health professionals can work with community partners to address these factors.

Here are the details:

Influencing The Health of Our Community: The Role of Health Professionals In Promoting Health Outside the Office

Tuesday September 27, 2011
6:30 –9:00 p.m.

Riverview Community Bank
Conference Center
17205 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98683

Registration required:
Reserve your seat by calling 360.567.1087
$35 registration fee
(includes dinner and 2 hours of CME credit)
Payable by check, debit or credit card

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