National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

38th Annual Rural Health Conference

Liberty Bell PA

April 14-17, 2015

Philadelphia, Pa.

NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference is the nation's largest rural health conference, created for all of those with an interest in rural health care, including rural health practitioners, hospital administrators, clinic directors and lay health workers, social workers, state and federal health employees, academics, community members and more.

2015 Annual Conference Scholarships

All scholarships have been awarded at this time. 

Conference agenda

View the full conference agenda with session descriptions.

View the accepted research poster list with descriptions.

Rural Medical Education Conference

The annual Rural Medical Education Conference will be held April 14 directly prior to the Annual Rural Health Conference.

Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference

The annual Rural Multiracial and Multicultural Health Conference will be held April 14 directly prior to the Annual Rural Health Conference.

Experience Philadelphia

See the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall or find the best Philly Cheesesteaks!  Click here for ways to turn your trip to the conference into a vacation.

NRHA certificates of attendance will be available at the registration desk. Attendees may use these certificates with third-party organizations or their employer as documentation of having received conference hours of instruction.

Registration information

Annual Conference rates:

Early (before March 30)
$685 member
$785 non-member*

After March 30
$785 member
$885 non-member*

* Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members. Register online or download the registration form to email or mail.


Marriott Philadelphia Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19107

The Philadelphia Marriott Downtown is located in the heart of the city, just eight blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, one mile from the 30th Street Train Station, and 10 miles from Philadelphia International Airport.  

 Book your reservation online or call (800) 320-5744.  NRHA conferences always sell out early, so don't delay booking your room.

Fraud alert

Some of NRHA’s members have been contacted by a company claiming to represent NRHA in booking hotel reservations for this conference.  This is unfortunately a widespread problem in the meeting industry. NRHA does not use a third party booking service, and hotel reservations can be booked directly.

Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers


Register today for 8'x10' booths at $2,500 which includes two full conference registration badges.

Exhibit set up begins at noon April 14 and the hall is open 5-7 p.m. April 14 and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 15. You can view a map of the exhibit hall and a list of current exhibitors.

A list of last year's exhibitors is here.


Advertisers and Sponsors

Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with a conference program ad or sponsorship. NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. Ads in NRHA's conference program and Rural Roads magazine are great ways to get your company's name in the hands of 800 attendees.  Download NRHA's current Visibility Guide or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

Annual Conference recaps

Click here for session materials from the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nev.

Click here for session materials from the 2013 Annual Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Click here for session materials from the 2012 Annual Conference in Denver, Colo.

Click here for a recap of the 2011 Annual Conference in Austin, Texas.  

Click here for a recap of the 2010 Annual Conference in Savannah, Ga. 

Click here for a recap of the 2009 Annual Conference in Miami Beach, Fla.

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