AzAHEC Directors presenting AHEC program overviews. Left-to-right: Marica Martinic, Sean Clendaniel, Gail Emrick, Brissa Garcia, and Jeri Byrne.
Sean Clendaniel, Director of the Central Arizona AHEC, with kachina presented to him at the awards luncheon.
Marcos Brito, Navigator for the Arizona Coalition of Military Families, speaks about his experiences in reaching out to veterans in rural Arizona.
Christopher Jentoft, EMS Director at Whiteriver I.H.S., presenting on Challenges & Opportunities of Rural, Full Spectrum Indian Health Service Physicians.
A spectacular view just outside Flagstaff.
Conference goers enjoying a break and visit with exhibitors.
Conference participants discussing a poster.
Jack Dempsey, CEO, Little Colorado Medical Center, speaks at the Arizona Rural Hospital Trustee Institute (one of the pre-conference sessions held on Wednesday).
Left-to-right: Hopi Health Care staff, Darren Vincenti, CMO and Kendra Johnson, Family Physician, and Marie Stinebuck, System Director of Care Management for Northern Arizona Healthcare at session on Coordination for Native Health.
With almost 250 participants and more than 30 exhibitors, the foyer was busy between sessions.
Dan Derksen, AzCRH Director, presenting on GME and Interprofessional Education.
Vicki Buchda, Director of Care Improvement, AZ Hospital and Healthcare Association, presents "Live Well-End Well: How to Create a Good Death in a Death-Denying Society."
Sheila Sjolander, Assistant Director, ADHS Division of Public Health Prevention Services, provides an overview of the year at ADHS.
Meeting new people and networking are a huge part of the AZ Rural Health Conference.
Gail Emrick, SEAHEC Executive Director and team receiving the award for Inspiring Rural Health Program for the Healthy Farms Program from the Arizona Rural Health Association.
Kelli Williams (left) and Thomas Winkel (right), speak on Preventing Suicide in Rural and Tribal Communities.
Darren Vicenti, CMO and Kendra Johnson, MD from Hopi Health Care Center in their session on Regional Transitional Care: Coordination for Native Health - Acute Care to Medical Center Home.
Conference participants checking in at the registration desk.
Kendra Johnson, MD, Family Physician at the Hopi Health Care Center.
Left-to-right: Sheena Tallis-Tallman, Carrie Dallas and Tenillya Cody present on Providing Culturally Relevant Care to Improve Native Health in Northern Arizona.
Maria Cristina Fuentes presenting the keynote address on Addressing Trauma to Prevent Substance Use.
Kevin Driesen, Arizona Rural Health Association
Maria Fuentes, Director, Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Families presents on Addressing Trauma to Prevent Substance Abuse.
Lynn Gerald, Canyon Ranch Endowed Chair & Professor, Health Promotions, UA College of Public Health presenting on the Pima County Stock Inhaler for Schools Program.
Christopher Coll, Peer Recovery Support Specialist at the West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, and Beth Brady, Director of Training and Public Relations for the Crisis Response Network, speaking on mental health and housing services in rural Arizona.
Advancing EMS: Changes on the Horizon. Left-to-right: Melanie Mitros, Jesus Rivera, Tangye Beckham and Terry Mullins.
Kim Russell, Executive Director of the Advisory Council on Indian Health Care.
Thomas Winkel, Director, AZ Coalition for Military Families and Kelli Williams, State Suicide Prevention Specialist for AHCCCS with Ed Heidig, HHS Region IX Regional Director.
The Arizona Center for Rural Health team.
Ed Heidig, HHS Region IX Director, presenting on Putting our Rethinking Rural Health Strategy into Action.
Dan Derksen, AzCRH Director, opening the conference.
Left-to-right: panels members, Melanie Mitros, Jesus Rivera, Tangye Beckham with moderator Terry Mullins, ADHS Bureau Chief EMS & Trauma, discuss EMS Changes on the Horizon.
Kris Erps, AZ Telemedicine Program, presenting her poster on Licensing Across State Lines.
Leonard Kirschner poses in front of his poster, "Stop the Greed: Reduce Rx Prices."