Methodist College Hosts Workshop on Community Impacts of COVID-19

Methodist College Hosts Virtual Workshop on Community Impacts of COVID-19

The pandemic caused by the spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected many aspects of our daily lives. Social service organizations, higher education institutions, and healthcare systems are just a few of the organizational structures faced with making wide-scale changes to processes and practices as they navigate the ever-changing impact of COVID-19. 

In response to these issues, Methodist College is hosting a free, half-day virtual workshop on Saturday, October 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Navigating COVID-19 in Central Illinois. The workshp will feature a diverse team of healthcare and social services experts in an online platform who will examine healthcare initiatives in response to COVID-19, the pandemic's impact on domestic violence and abuse, and how telehealth has increased community access to healthcare services.

Presenters include Robert Lucia, an advanced practice registered nurse and an adjunct nursing instructor at Methodist College; Carol Merna, chief executive director at The Center for Prevention of Abuse; and from the Tazewell County Health Department, Administrator Amy Fox, Epidemiologist Amanda Marcanio, and Director of Clinical Services Angie Phillips.

Healthcare professionals, representatives of social services organizations, and nursing students are invited to participate. Continuing education units will be offered to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses.

The event is free; however, event registration is required. Registered participants will receive a link for the virtual conference prior to the event.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number T1PHP391330100, Nursing Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention (NEPQR) - Registered Nurses in Primary Care COVID (RNPC), Total Award Amount of $78,571.00, (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). 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, HHS or the U.S. Government.