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