Posted: May 20, 2021

This assembly examined rural workforce demand and supply, talent recruitment, a medical assistant apprenticeship model in Washington state, and community health worker models.

View the event recording and presentation slides.

Leaders and staff from health systems, clinics, workforce training and funding programs, and educational institutions participated in this learning and networking opportunity.

Speakers included:

  • Steven Johnson, President, UPMC Susquehanna
  • Alyssa Burgess, Workforce Development Coordinator, Washington Association for Community Health
  • Lisa Anne Davis, Director, Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health
  • Micah Gursky, Rural Health Clinic Administrator and Director of Business Development & Physician Relations, St. Luke’s Miners Rural Health Clinics

This virtual meeting is a continuation of the Rural Community Action Assemblies begun in 2020. This series focuses on actionable research and programmatic models to promote a strong and equitable recovery from the impacts of the pandemic on rural communities. This series is cohosted by the Philadelphia Fed's Community Development and Regional Outreach Department, Penn State's Center for Economic and Community Development, and the Center for Rural Pennsylvania.