Zafer Genc, a clinical pharmacist at La Paz Regional Hospital, presents his poster, "Initiation of a Multidisciplinary Diabetes Program."
Allison Hughes (right) discusses rural health issues at AZ Center for Rural Health's exhibit.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Chapel of the Holy Cross in Sedona.
View of Sedona from Airport Road.
Sharing a moment to talk, left to right: Ali Gabriel, Alicia Thompson, Rogelio Martinez and Dan Derksen.
Neil Jensen, CEO of Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, presenting at one of the many break out sessions.
Joyce Hospodar, Senior Advisor for Rural Programs at the Center for Rural Health, presents her poster on Performance Improvement at Arizona's Trauma Centers.
Susan Goodman, RN, JD, presenting on lessons from a collaborative compliance demo project.
Networking opportunities are a key part of the Rural Health Conferences.
Another view of beautiful Sedona.
Brad Dreifuss, MD, Director of Rural and Global Health Programs for the UA Dept. of Emergency Medicine, discusses his poster about preparing emergency physicians for the rural practice environment.
The Hilton Sedona Resort was the location for this year's conference.
Robert Fleet presents Amanda Aguirre with special Kachina in appreciation for her service.
Dr. John Moroney of HRSA (left) with Dan Derksen and Alyssa Padilla.
Dr. John Moroney giving an update on HRSA activities.
Allison Hughes (left), Ronald Weinstein, MD (center) and former AZ State Senator Bob Burns (right) at the book signing and talk.
Brad Dreifuss (left) and Roland Knox (right)
Amanda Aguirre (left) presents 2015 Distinguished Martha Ortiz Volunteer Award to Mrs. Ramona Corrales as Ana Roscetti looks on.
Allie Stender with the Coconino County Public Health Services District discussing rural sexual health services.
Amanda Aguirre speaking at the annual awards luncheon.
Participants lining up to receive signed copies of the book from Author Mike Dupont. Gregory Was (left), Patricia Tarango (middle); Amanda Aguirre (right).
Deidre Greyeyes is at the mic during the session on Oral Health in American Indian Communities.
Robert Fleet, President Elect of the Arizona Rural Health Association introduces the first awardee.
Twenty three exhibitors participated in this year's conference.
Bethany Adams presents to break out session.
Krista Foster, Program Specialist with the Arizona Supreme Court's Adult Probation Supervision Division talks about using mapping to maximize treatment services for criminal justice populations.
Michael Dupont, author of "Four Decades in the Desert: The University of Arizona's Center for Rural Health," with Sonia Nieves (left) and Sharon Vanskiver (right).
Michael Woodward led a session on gender issues in rural health.
Dan Derksen addressing the conference.
Leonard Kirschner, MD, MPH, presenting to a break out session on the Arizona AHCCCS program.
Ronald Weinstein, MD, and Ann Nichols after the book signing and talk.
Amanda Aguirre introduces the 2015 annual awards luncheon.
Patrick Enking, PA from NAU presenting his poster, "One Physician Assistant Program's Dedication to Medically Underserved Communities."
Will Humble presenting on Using Integrated Paramedicine to Improve Population Health.
Flowers and landscape.
Anthony Cappa, MD discusses a model for integrating medical Spanish into health provider training.
Michael Joe Dupont, presents his book, "Four Decades in the Desert: The University of Arizona's Center for Rural Health, 1970-2015."
Matt Eckhoff, Program Director of Community Integrated Paramedicine for the Rio Rico Medical & Fire District.
Cholla cacti and mesas.
Roselyn Riggs, Manager of the CHC's Mobile Health Program in Tuba City, answers questions on oral health in American Indian communities.
Rebecca Ruiz (right) and Patricia Tarango (left) pause to chat in the exhibitor hallway.
Chérie Passalacqua (center), Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance for White Mountain Regional Medical Center, receiving the "Shining Star Award" from Jill Bullock and Joyce Hospodar for her generous service to Arizona's Critical Access Hospitals.
Jill Bullock (left) and Alyssa Padilla enjoying the scenery in Sedona.
Nancy Rowe, associate director for outreach for the Arizona Telemedicine Program, presenting on telemedicine services for rural hospitals.
Greg Was, CEO of White Mountain Regional Medical Center (foreground) and Alyssa Padilla (back) listening to one of the many excellent presenters.
Jim Tavary, President and CEO of Wickenburg Community Hospital and Richard Wedig, Director of Clinics and Surgical Services, discuss developing surgical centers for rural hospitals.
Heather Williams from Coconino County Public Health Service presents her poster, "Passing Booster Seat Policies in the Hualapai Nation: A Cooperative Effort."
Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director reviews their year's activities and accomplishments.
Gordon Jensen (center) has attended Rural Health Conferences from the very beginning.
Melanie Mitros, Director of Strategic Community Partnerships at St. Luke's Health Initiatives and Martha Moore-Monroy (left).
The beautiful red rocks of Sedona.
Roland Knox, CEO of Northern Cochise Community Hospital in Willcox, presenting at the PI Summit for Critical Access Hospitals.
At one of the many excellent general sessions.
Red rock formations.
Attendees included a couple of well-behaved dogs, including Chopper here.
Leslie Dornfield, principal and owner of PLAN*et Communities presents her findings on Miami and Ganado Health Assessments and the impact of the built environment on community health as Anissa Jonovich (left) and Jim Cunningham (right) look on.
Kathleen McLaughlin, Executive Director of the Arizona Child and Family Advocacy Network, speaking about teaming up against abuse.
Suzie Q was one of our furry attendees.
Daniel Derksen, MD, presenting on AZ Marketplace and ACA issues.
Tom Betlach, Director, AHCCCS, addressing the conference.
Arizona medical students Jaymus Lee and Eric Lander presenting their poster, "Students Helping Arizona Register Everyone: Improving Insurance Education and Access."
Left to right: Matt Eckhoff, Tom Morris, Tony LoGiudice, Les Caid networking during a refreshment break.
Ann King White discusses CAH metrics and financial measures.
Jack Beveridge presents to standing room crowd on his findings from his trip to Cuba.
Kim Russell, Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Indian Health Care, addresses the conference.
Will Humble (left), Les Caid (middle) and Tony LoGiudice answer questions after the session on community paramedicine.
Raymond Andrade with the Western Region Public Health Training Center presents findings from a needs assessment survey of public health professionals.
Ann Nichols (center) and Allison Hughes (right) browsing through memories in the 50-year history book about the Center for Rural Health.
Floribella Redondo, President of AZCHOW speaks about strengthening the community health worker movement in Arizona.
Jill Bullock (left) and Joyce Hospodar introducing their "Shining Star" Award for 2015.
Over 180 people attended this year's conference.
Medical student Eric Lander (right) with Liz Barta with the Arizona Poison Control Center.
Amy McPherson, MPH student, with her poster presentation on community paramedicine in rural communities.