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August Signature Series Addresses Rural Health Care

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On August 3, 2023, Signature Series presented by Fain Signature group is bringing to the Prescott Valley Area Business Community the third speaker in a series of FREE events where you can stay ahead of the curve and expand your expertise on the most pressing topics impacting businesses today.

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As a business professional, you are the driving force behind the prosperity of our community. Your hard work, dedication, and commitment to your families and businesses make our community thrive. The Signature Series is a platform where you can expand your knowledge and connect with like-minded individuals.

The 3rd Signature Series event is set for August 3rd at 10:00 am at The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Speaker Carol Q. Galper, EdD will address the topic Rural Health Care.

Date: August 3, 2023
Time: Doors open at 10:00 am; Speaker begins at 10:30 am
Location: The Jim and Linda Lee Planetarium at Embry Riddle Campus, 3700 Willow Creek Rd. Prescott

Click Here to Register for the August 3, 2023 Event

Signature Series Speaker: Carol Q. Galper, EdD

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The Signature Series is proud to announce Dr. Carol Galper, EDD as the speaker at the third event where Rural Health Care will be the focus of her presentation.

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.

Let’s Talk About Rural Health Care

Dr. Galper is an advocate and leader in Rural Health Care. “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 healthcare system is more challenging than ever. The obstacles faced by healthcare 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 workforce, 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 thought-provoking presentation and discussion with Dr. Galper will provide you with a deeper understanding of the healthcare 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.

Click Here to Register for the August 3, 2023 Event

The Signature Series is made possible by Fain Signature Group. Pioneers, for more than 60 years in building, leasing, and developing in the Prescott Valley community.

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About Fain Signature Group

As one of central Arizona’s original homesteading families, the Fains have been calling the Prescott Valley region home since 1874. Fain Signature Group (FSG) is a community-building organization comprised of local families passionate about living here. FSG ownership and its employees represent families that were born, educated, raised, live, and/or work in Prescott Valley. Their mission is to make a great life for all with community design, long-term vision, and regional collaboration at the core of their practice.

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About Signature Series

Signature Series is where business leaders and industry experts come together to share their knowledge, insights, and perspectives on the most pressing topics impacting businesses today. The Signature Series is a quarterly event that provides valuable opportunities to network with other business professionals, learn from keynote speakers, and gain a deeper understanding of the future of your industry.

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. Learn more about Signature Series at, or visit our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

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