County Public Health Officers Symposium

Date & Location
Friday, October 5, 2018 - Sunday, October 7, 2018, 12:00 AM, Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Morrilton, AR

Target Audience
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics

The County Public Health Officers Symposium is an annual event for informing and educating the 75 County Health Officers in Arkansas about subjects of public health and clinical concern. Topics covered this year include Opioids, Mental Health in Primary Care, Immunizations, Aging and Immunity, Healtthcare-associated Infections, Suicide Prevention, Diabetes, and Tobacco Cessation, among others.

  1. Describe the epidemiology of opioid addiction in Arkansas.
  2. List appropriate treatment options for opioid abuse.
  3. Outline risk factors for IV drug use and infectious disease spread among those with opioid addiction.
  4. List public health approaches to the opioid epidemic.
  5. Give an example of how local health initiatives can build communities
  6. Outline how to deal with vaccine hesitant families.
  7. Describe the importance of vaccines for older adults.
  8. State the importance of healthcare-acquired infections and ways to mitigate them.
  9. Summarize the suicide prevention program at the Arkansas Department of Health.
  10. Describe the importance of radon control in the home.
  11. Describe the diabetes prevention program.
  12. Outline the challenges of tobacco cessation services in Arkansas.
  13. Use the Public Health in Arkansas’s Communities Search (PHACS) system.


In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.