2019 Conference

CARE - Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education

The biennial Amish Health Conference will be held            August 1, 2019 in the heart of Amish Country…Holmes County, Millersburg, Ohio.  

Please consider submitting a proposal, serve as a sponsor, and/or join us as a participant in one of the most unique opportunities to share and learn with experts and members of the community.  Whether you are a healthcare or public health professional, researcher, or a community member who wants to learn more about the culture and history of a community deeply rooted in rural America, this conference is meant to educate and inspire you in a truly interactive and connected environment.

This conference draws health care professionals and community members from around the state and country who are excited to learn more about the Amish way of life and health care issues facing the community. Keynote speakers include bishops and elders from local Amish, Mennonite, and Plain communities.

The Call for Proposals, Sponsorship, and Registration forms can be found online at www.appalcare.org and includes the option to pay by credit card through PayPal.

Please contact us at 1-877-463-3686 (x 710) or via email at conference@appalcare.org.

You’ve seen the shows on TV, you’ve heard the news stories, now come and hear from the community members themselves who they really are, told from their point of view. We hope to see you August 1.

Submissions and Registration

We are at full capacity for this year’s conference!  If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list, please contact us directly at conference@appalcare.org before submitting any payment to attend. Decisions on the waiting list will be made by end of day Friday, 7/26.

Continuing Education

Consortium for Health Education in Appalachia Ohio (CHEAO) is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing education for physicians. CME Application for AOA CME credit is pending.


For questions about the conference, contact:

Melissa Thomas, CARE Founding Director

Email:  melissa.thomas@appalcare.org

Phone:  800-614-5857