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Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

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Faculty and Staff

Canyon Hardesty, M.S., CHES

Canyon Hardesty, M.S., CHES, is the Director of Community Education and Training of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities and the Director of the Wyoming Telehealth Network. She is also adjunct faculty at the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah, serving as public health faculty for the Utah Regional Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. 

In her current role, Canyon also leads the adaption of the ECHO model from health to education and National Training Initiative focusing on children impacted by opioid, substance use, and related trauma (Project SCOPE).  Ms. Hardesty’s research is primarily focused on health services delivery, interdisciplinary care and capacity building through virtual learning communities, and the use of telehealth to address complex health challenges. 

Before joining WIND in 2013, Canyon worked for seven years at the Wyoming Department of Health. Canyon earned a master’s degree in Health Care Ethics from Creighton University and a master’s degree in Kinesiology and Health from the University of Wyoming and is currently a doctoral student in Public Health Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Presentations:

Hardesty C., Root-Elledge S., Hubert, S. (2015, March). Members of Wyoming’s Communities of Practice are Improving Wyoming Student Transitions. Poster presented at the UW College of Education Research Symposium, Laramie, WY.

Hardesty, C. (2015, January) Health and Disability. College of Pharmacy. Laramie, WY

Root-Elledge S., Hardesty C., Hubert, S. (2014, November). Members of Wyoming’s Communities of Practice are Improving Wyoming Student Transitions. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD). Washington D.C.

Root-Elledge, S. Hardesty, C. (2014, November). Growing Our Own: Building Capacity with Wyoming’s Professional Learning Community in Assistive Technology. Poster presented at the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD), Washington D.C.

Hardesty, C. Bowser, G. (October, 2014). Building Capacity in AT using a Professional Learning Community Model: A Rural Approach. Closing the Gap. Minneapolis, MN

Hardesty, C., Hubert, S., Hoff, K., Haney, J. Bullinger, C. (2014, October) Invited speaker. Recommendations from a Community of Practice in Transitions: Early Childhood, Secondary to Postsecondary, Social/Emotional/Behavioral Needs. Wyoming Association of Special Education Administrators (WASEA). Casper, W.Y.

DiRienzo, S., Hardesty, C. (2014, February). Wyoming Act Early. Association of University Centers on Disability.

Hardesty, C. (2013, October). Population and public health outreach. Laramie, WY.

Hardesty. C. Wright, T. (2012, April). WDH and WDOC partnership for communicable disease prevention. Poster presented at the 2012 National STD conference. Atlanta, GA.

Canyon Hardesty

Canyon Hardesty

Associate Lecturer; Director, Community Education
Health Sciences 135A
307-766-5003 | canyon@uwyo.edu

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Wyoming Institute for Disabilities

Dept. 4298; 1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-2761

Toll Free: (888) 989-9463

TeleType: (800) 908-7011

Fax: (307) 766-2763

Email: uwwind@uwyo.edu

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