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