Richard Preussler, MA
Director, Learning and Development, Sanford Health

Rich Preussler is the Director of the Patient and Community Education Department at Sanford.  He holds the highest level of trainer status as a T-Trainer for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program/Better Choices, Better Health (BCBH). He has been involved in implementing and growing the program in several communities, including statewide efforts in South Dakota.  Rich earned a master’s degree in psychology from Illinois State University.  He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in North Dakota.  Rich has served the Bridging Health and Home program as a consultant regarding implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs and community advisory council leadership.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
This interactive workshop explores the possibilities for interprofessional community building using lessons learned from the Bridging Health and Home program. This program intertwines a nurse-led interprofessional care delivery team, complemented by Faith Community Nursing, and evidenced-based self-management programs to improve the ability to age in place for rural older adults.