Joyce Hospodar, Program Advisor, Arizona Center for Rural Health, presented Performance Improvement Tool for Rural Primary Care Practices.
Pre-conference session on "Understanding & Leveraging the Economic Impact of Rural Health Care” (A Rural Health Works Regional Workshop).
Vendors and participants crowded the hallway.
The beautiful High Country Conference Center hosted the conference again this year.
Bryna Koch, Special Projects Coordinator, Arizona Center for Rural Health
Marcus Johnson, Director, State Health Policy and Advocacy, Vitalyst Health Foundation, co-presented with Dan Derksen on Health Coverage for Rural Arizona.
NAU Journalism Intern, Joey Postiglione, interviewing SEAHEC summer Interns for a story in the Arizona Daily Sun. Left-to-right: Nina Williams (Mt. Sinai Medical School), Cassandra Shah, Ashleigh Sharp (Columbia University) and Emeka Iloegbu (Mt. Sinai Medical School).
Discussion and questions during one of the general sessions.
Alex Sachs, Program Manager, PLAYWORKS, presenting the Somerton Community Partnerships Against Bullying project.
Participants gathered for the 44th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference in Flagstaff.
Long-time conference participants reconnecting. Left-to-right: Jack Beverage, Gordon Jensen and Patricia Tarango.
Tom Betlach, Director, AHCCCS, giving an update on Arizona's Medicaid program.
The beautiful San Francisco Peaks.
Paul Moore, DPh, Senior Health Policy Advisor, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, delivering the Andrew W. Nichols Rural and Border Health Policy Lecture
Conference participants came from all over Arizona.
Martha Monroy, Lecturer and REACH Program Director, Health Promotion Sciences, MEZCOPH, and Anna Williams, Outreach Manager, Desert Senita Community Health Center, present their poster on Bike Ajo: A Community Health Worker Led Rural Bicycling Hub.
During the breaks, attendees visited with vendors and enjoyed refreshments.
Gerald Doeksen and Cheryl St. Clair were key presenters in the pre-conference workshop.
Dan Derksen and Sean Clendaniel
Melissa Kotrys, Chief Executive Officer, Health Current.
AzCRH Director, Dan Derksen, facilitating questions and answers after a session.
One of the Lightning Rounds Poster session included, "Utilizing Adolescent Peer Educators to Promote Sun Safety in Southern Arizona."
Over 180 people attended the conference this year.
Bryna Koch, Special Projects Coordinator, Arizona Center for Rural Health, presenting on Marketplace changes for 2017.
The conference provided many opportunities for networking and discussion.
Students talking about their experiences doing summer research in Arizona.
Jim Dickson (middle) receiving the AzRHA Award for Inspiring Rural Health Program for Copper Queen Community Hospital from Robert Fleet (left) and Dan Derksen (right).
Kristin Boilini, Director, Dental Care for Arizona speaking on Dental Therapy, Improving Access to Quality Dental Care in Rural Arizona.
Haley Coles, Executive Director, Sonoran Prevention Works, presenting in one of the break-out sessions on Pathways to Long-Term Recovery: Overdose Prevention and Syringe Access.
Leonard Kirschner, Past President, AARP Arizona, treated attendees to an entertaining presentation entitled, "Presidents & Health Care from TR to DT."
Allen Gjersvig, Director Navigator and Enrollment Services, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers.
Chopper, a hard working therapy dog owned by Ali Gabriel, Graduate Student, University of Arizona, enjoyed the conference as well.
Alan Stephens, retired AZ state director of the USDA, receiving the AzRHA Award for Exceptional Rural Health Professional. Left-to-right: Acting State USDA Director Ernie Wetherbee, Dianna Jennings, Amanda Aguirre, Alan Stephens and Jack Beveridge.