36th Annual Rural Health Conference

Coming Out of the Recession Stronger & Healthier: Opportunities, Solutions and Collaborations

August 3-4, 2009
The High Country Conference Center
at Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona

About the Conference

The 36th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference provides an environment for networking and disseminating information among professionals and community members for rural Arizona.

Participants attending this year’s conference will be able to:

  • Identify the impact of the economic downturn on the health, wealth and wellness of rural communities: Where we shine and where we need to shine a light. How is demand for services changing and how do we ensure access to services?
  • Discuss the potential impacts anticipated from the stimulus package on a broad range of rural health and community services
  • Gain strategies to increase health promotion and prevention through new partnerships, service integration and collaboration with community
  • Share efforts and novel approaches to promoting health and providing services in rural and tribal populations
  • Discuss what the challenges and opportunities are for the health workforce and how workplaces and communities are meeting these challenges.
  • Learn about initiatives to strengthen Arizona's rural health technology infrastructure and improve health and service outcomes.

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The audience includes many branches of the health sector representing community health; environmental and behavioral health; service providers; hospital and clinic administrators; health policy; students; and academic institutions holding an interest in rural, public and tribal health.


Primary sponsors of the conference are the Rural Health Office at The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc., and the Arizona Health Facilities Authority.