Pre-conference Workshop: Understanding and Leveraging the Economic Impact of Rural Health Care

Event Date: 
July 24, 2017 - 8:30am
High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, Arizona
Contact Name: 
Rebecca Ruiz
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This pre-conference workshop (taking place on the day before the 44th Arizona Rural Health Conference) is an interactive learning environment designed for leaders from rural health care facilities. Participants will gain a better understanding of the economic impact of the health care sector, including specific tools and methods for assessment of new or expanded health care services in rural hospitals, clinics, community health centers, tribal health, and EMS systems in Arizona and surrounding communities.

The National Center for Rural Health Works (or RHW) develops tools and templates, and provides training and technical assistance in the following areas:

Economic Impact:

  • Theory of input-output
  • Summary of Economic Impact Study
  • Overview of IMPLAN data

Rural Health Needs Analysis

  • Estimating primary care physician needs and specialty physician needs
  • Project ECHO in Arizona
  • Arizona Telemedicine Program

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Development:

  • Arizona EMS development
  • Economic Impacts of EMS
  • Other EMS Tools

Mapping Application:

  • Healthcare workforce data
  • Mapping tools specific to Arizona and nationally
  • Support healthcare research, hospital network planning, grant writing and advocacy on healthcare workforce policy issues

Use of these tools and templates makes the case for the importance of local healthcare services to engage community leaders in making informed decisions and developing and implementing a plan of action.

Space is limited to 30 participants. The registration fee is $60.00 and includes lunch. Click here to register.

Registration Questions Contact: Rebecca Ruiz  | | 520.626.2243
Workshop Questions Contact:  Jennifer Peters | | 520.626.2254

Hosted by: Arizona Center for Rural Health with the National Center for Rural Health Works.

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