Dan Derksen, MD, opening the 48th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, June 14, 2022.
Dan Derksen presents an inscribed Nambe platter to Dr. Carlos Gonzales.
Carlos Gonzales, MD, performing the opening blessing at the conference. His wife, Debbie assisted.
Dr. Carlos Gonzales performing the opening blessing at the 2022 Arizona Rural Health Conference.
Jami Snyder, Director of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, giving an update on AHCCCS.
Vicki Buchda, Vice President of Care Improvement, Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association.
Lapriel Dia, Chief Nursing Officer, San Carlos Apache Healthcare Corporation (left) and Timian M. Godfrey, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CPH, University of Arizona College of Nursing.
Dr. Francisco Moreno presenting the All of Us Research Program.
Francisco A. Moreno, MD, Associate Vice President for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion & Director of the Hispanic Center of Excellence, University of Arizona Health Sciences, speaking on the All of Us Research Program.
Left: Gustavo Perez, PhD, UArizona, College of Medicine with Jennifer Peters, AzCRH (right).
Sara Hanafi, MPH, presents at a breakout session: Linking C.O.R.E. Leaders: A Distance-Based Curriculum to Address the intersection of the Opioid Epidemic and COVID-19.
Center for Rural Health staff members Jill Bullock (center) and Joyce Hospodar (right) with Dr. Kendra A. Bonin, Director of Quality Management, Hopi Health Care Center (left) with Jill Bullock (center) and Joyce Hospodar (right).
Exhibit area at the AZ Rural Health Conference.
AzCRH Navigators, Dina Suarez and Gabriela Sanchez.
Megan Trosko, Director of Care Improvement, AzHHAA.
Research and Community Engagement Poster Session
Sara Edmund discussing her research poster with Margie Arnett from the Center for Transformative Interprofessional Healthcare.
Heather Klomparens (left), Health Educator, Yavapai County and Carol Lewis (right), Assistant Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services presented a breakout session on “Rural Arizona: Mental Health and Youth.”
A conference participant engaged in a session.
AzCRH staff members Gabriela Sanchez (left) and Maria Rocio Torres (right).
A record number of people attend the 2022 AZ Rural Health Conference.
Conference participants networking between sessions.
Attendees line up for lunch.
Holly Figueroa, AzRHA President-Elect and Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy, President, AzRHA introduce the awards luncheon on Tuesday.
Emily and Skyler Brice accepting the AZRHA award for their efforts on behalf of the homeless and homeless veterans in Payson, AZ.
Emily and Skyler Brice (center), accepting the award for their work on the Payson Homeless Initiative. Holly Figueroa on the left and Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy (right).
Alma Ramirez (center) accepting the Martha Ortiz Distinguished Volunteer award on behalf of William Dudley.
Sara Gibson, MD receiving the Ronald Weinstein, MD, Innovation in Telemedicine Award at the AzRHA luncheon.
Megan Trosko, Director of Care Improvement, AzHHA.
The All of Us Research Program was one of the many exhibitors at this year's conference.
The friendly staff at the registration table.
Janet Major speaks to a conference attendee. The AZ Telemedicine Program was an exhibitor at the this year's conference.
The staff of the Arizona Center for Rural Health.
COVID Through A Health Equity Lens: Current Response and Charting a Path Forward:
left-to-right: Mona Arora, Program Director, AzAHEAD ADHS-CDC COVID Disparities Initiative; Siman Qaasim, MBA, Health Equity Administrator, Office of Health Equity; Lisa Lewis, President, Arizona Library Association; Beth Robinson, Deputy Health Director, Cochise County Health Department.
Dr. Judith Hunt speaks on behalf of EAHEC at the Rural Health Conference, with (left-to-right): Felipe Perez, MD; Ana Roscetti; Joena Ezroj; Jennifer Zuniga; and Marica Martinic.
Questions from the audience during a general session.
Joena Ezroj representing WAHEC, Regional Center for Border Health, presents during the session on Arizona AHECs.
Judith Hunt, MD, Ponderosa Family Care, and Sharry Veres, MD, Chair, Department of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine discuss Graduate Medical Education and Rural Residencies.
Tommy Begay, PhD, MPH, Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, with AzCRH staff (l-r) Rod Gorrell, Melissa Quezada, Jill Bullock, Dan Derksen and Joyce Hospodar.
Conference attendees enjoying a break and consulting the schedule.
Dan Derksen (center) with members of the MOVE-UP (Mobile Outreach Vaccination and Education for Underserved Populations) program which came to the conference to provide testing and vaccinations.
Hopi Tribe Community Health Representative (CHR) at the 2022 AZ Rural Health Conference. First row, left to right: Delayna Quochytewa, Evonne Sidney, Lynnice Leslie, Waynelle Tewanema. Second row, left to right: Lori Honyaoma, Ruth Ami, Rose Namoki. Third row, left to right: Cindi Polingyumptewa, Felicia Mata. Fourth row: Irv Yellow.
Hopi Tribe CHR attend a general session of 2022 AZ Rural Health Conference
AzCRH Director, Dan Derksen, MD, receiving his second booster at the conference from a member of the MOVE UP team.
Jack Beveridge, President of Empowerment Systems, Inc., receives a COVID-19 booster from the MOVE UP team at the High Country Conference Center.
The MOVE UP Team from the UArizona Zuckerman College of Health administered COVID vaccinations and tests on the second level of the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff.