Slideshow - 43rd Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference & 11th Annual Performance Improvement Summit

Dan Derksen facilitating questions from the audience.

San Francisco peaks, Flagstaff

The beautiful San Francisco peaks outside Flagstaff.

Robert Fleet and Dan Derksen

Robert Fleet (left) with Dan Derksen during the Arizona Rural Health Association awards ceremony.

AzCRH Navigators

AzCRH Navigators, left-to-right: Ariel Tarango, Lizbeth Vasquez, Maria Losoya, Alma Ramirez, Bryna Koch, Jalen Redhair, Loucille Yesslith, and Amaury Gama.

Sheila Sjolander, Assistant Director of the AZ Dept. of Health Services updates attendees on the status of the opioid epidemic in Arizona.

Dr. Randall Friese

Dr. Randall Friese, talking about Arizona's trauma systems and his experiences at the Arizona State legislature.

Jonathan Cartsonis presents poster.

Jonathan Cartsonis presenting his poster: Scholarly Project at University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix:  An Approach toward Rural Physician Job Satisfaction and Rural Track Student Community Engagement

AzCRH Navigators, Lizbeth Vasquez (left) and Maria Losoya enjoying the conference proceedings.

Conference attendees gathered at the North County Conference Center in Flagstaff.

Amanda Aguirre with La Paz County EMTs.
AHEC presenter at RHC 2016

At the mic: Ines Pampara, Director of Health Profession and Training Development, Regional Center for Border Health. On the right: Marica Martinic, NAHEC Program Director. 

Alyssa Padilla, Az Center for Rural Health's Special Projects Coordinator, making a comment during a Q & A.

Jill Bullock, AzCRH Assoc. Director

Jill Bullock, AzCRH Assoc. Director, presenting at the Performance Improvement Summit.

Josue Saldivar

Josue Saldivar discusses his experience as a participant in the DACA-mented photography project.

The High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.

Amy Waer and Marica Martinic

Dr. Christy Pacheco and Marica Martinic.

High Country Conference Center

The High Conference Conference Center provided a nice setting for this year's conference.

Conference participants networking

Sheila Sojlander (left) and Barbara Lang networking during a break.

Sofia Gomez

Sofia Gomez presents on DACA-mented Voices in Healthcare, which examines the intersection of immigration and healthcare via documentary photography.

Participants of the DACA-mented photography project.

Participants of the DACA-mented photography project interact with the audience.

Amanda Aguirre and Robert Fleet

Robert Fleet presents Amanda Aguirre with an award for her service with the AZ Rural Health Association.

Rural Health Conference 2016

Louie Carlos, Fire Inspector/CEP, Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department and Chief Paul de Anda, Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department, talking with a conference participant.

Board members of the Regional Center for Border Health.

Board members of the Regional Center for Border Health with awardees from the Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department. Left-to-right: Christopher Nunez, Board Member; Victor Lozano, Board Member; Ana Robles Board Member; Tuly Medina, Vice President; Rocio Melton, Compliance Director; Ines Pampara, Executive Director, Behavioral Health; Mariajose Almazan, Executive Assistant; Louie Carlos, Fire Inspector/CEP, Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department; Chief Paul de Anda, Somerton/Cocopah Fire Department; Amanda Aguirre, CEO & President; Jesus Garcia, Quality Assurance Director.

Celebrating National Rural Health Day 2016

Celebrating National Rural Health Day.

Visting a vendor table.

Visting vendor tables was a popular activity.

Beth Kohler

Beth Kohler, Deputy Director of AHCCCS, gives an update on Arizona's Medicaid program.

Left-to-right: Joyce Hospodar, Jill Bullock (AzCRH), Teresa (Vinni) Vincifora Chief Clinical Officer and Ken Goranson, Chief Financial Officer, Shining Star Award recipients from Benson Hospital, with Sonia Nieves (AzCRH) on right.

Tomi St. Mars speaks on the opioid epidemic.

Dr. Amy Waer, Assoc. Dean for Medical Student Education at the College of Medicine-Tucson.

Visting the Navigator table at RHC 2016

Visiting the Navigators table during a break in the action.

Jack Beveridge and Will Humble

Jack Beveridge (left) and Will Humble

RUC 2016 - vendors

The busy vendor hallway at the North Country Conference Center.

Dan Derksen, MD presents on Teaching Health Centers: Strategic Opportunities for the Future while Sean Clendaniel and Amy Waer, MD look on.

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