Building Stronger and Healthier Rural Communities
August 4-5, 2008
The High Country Conference Center at
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
About the Conference
The longest running rural health conference in the nation, the Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference provides an environment for networking and disseminating information among professionals and community members for rural Arizona and the southwest. Primary sponsors of the conference are the Rural Health Office at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc.
The specific goals of the conference are to:
- Disseminate best practices to prompt thinking about ways to address health issues among diverse population groups and cultures.
- Identify workforce challenges and learn methods to increase retention and satisfaction.
- Identify questions and needs for further research, resources, or service development.
- Discuss barriers, challenges and models for financing and planning for new health facilities.
- Sustain Arizona's rural health infrastructure by supporting activities that contribute toward quality improvement, patient safety, and performance improvement.
- Encourage further conversations and collaboration across all levels of health systems and the rural health infrastructure.
Conference attendees represent many branches of the health sector, including but not limited to service providers, public health, community health, health policy and education, and hospital and clinic administrators and providers.