About the Signature Series
A new series of speakers are coming to the Prescott area. The Signature Series has quarterly speakers planned for the Prescott area. According to their website, the Signature Series is a platform “where business leaders and industry experts come together to share their knowledge, insights, and perspectives on the most pressing topics impacting businesses today.”
At the Signature Series, we believe that businesses are the foundation of community prosperity and growth. We are committed to supporting you and providing you with the information and tools you need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.
Upcoming Event: Rural Health Care
- Date: August 3, 2023
- Time: Doors open at 10 am, Speaker’s Presentation from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
- Place: Embry Riddle: The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium | 3700 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301
As leaders of businesses and your families, “If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything” as the saying goes— is not just on you, but is difficult to attain based on the system.
Today’s health care system is more challenging than ever. The obstacles faced by health care providers and their patients in rural areas are vastly different than those in urban areas. Diverse economic factors, lack of spousal employment, attainable housing, stable medical work force, cultural and social differences, lack of recognition by legislators, and the sheer distance and isolation of living in remote areas—all conspire to create health care disparities and impede rural Americans in their struggle to have accessible and timely health care. To recognize and understand these challenges is the first step in finding solutions for them.
This very thought provoking presentation and discussion with Dr. Galper will provide you with a deeper understanding of the health care obstacles in rural communities; ideas that can improve community options; how all members of the community can help; what innovative solutions could be created; and how you as a business leader can help build a healthy community in Northern Arizona.
About Dr. Carol Galper, EdD
Carol Q. Galper, EdD is a retired Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. Dr. Galper served as Assistant Dean for Curricular Affairs and founded, developed, and oversaw the Rural Health Professions Program (RHPP), designed to foster interest in rural medical practice in Arizona among selected medical students. Initiated in 1997, the program has helped produce rural physicians throughout Arizona. Carol also was the chair of the Arizona Medical Student Loan program for nearly 10 years until it was “sunsetted” due to lack of state funds and has served as chair of the Rural Medical Educators group of the National Rural Health Association. Carol also oversaw the Commitment to Underserved People (CUP) program at UA, providing service-learning opportunities to medical students who provide supervised care and education to various communities in need. She also served on the team to develop and implement a rural family medicine residency program in Hilo, Hawaii. She was the Principal Investigator at UA for the Arizona AIDS Education and Training Center, a federally funded program to facilitate education for health professionals related to HIV and associated infectious diseases.
Dr. Galper received her BA, MEd and EdD degrees from the University of Arizona, and lived in Prescott for 3 years. Carol continues to serve through volunteer work with the College of Medicine’s Admissions Committee, as a grant review member for the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) for the development of new rural residency programs and continues to serve as a Board member of Northland Cares in Prescott.