National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

25th Rural Health Policy Institute

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Feb. 4-6, 2014

Washington, D.C.

Join NRHA for the largest rural advocacy event in the country. Learn firsthand about the development and implementation of health care policy at the federal level and meet with your members.

Conference agenda

Schedule at a glance

Click here for the meeting agenda.

Click here for the main conference agenda.

Click here for the federal partners track agenda.

Display table registration

Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with a sponsorship. Download NRHA's current Visibility Guide or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

A limited number of display tables are available.  Download the registration form here.

Tuition assistance opportunity

The Rural Health Foundation is offering up to five $1,000 tuition assistance grants to NRHA members.

The grants will go toward travel and registration costs to attend the event and NRHA will also cover half of the registration fee for grant recipients.

To apply, submit a one-page letter to be considered by the foundation board and your current resume or CV. Applicants will be selected based upon demonstrated need for financial assistance and leadership activities related to the advancement of rural health.

Emailed applications must be received on or before midnight CST Dec. 31. Mailed applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31.

Applications can be sent to:

NRHA Rural Health Foundation
4501 College Blvd. #225
Leawood, KS, 66211-1921

Registration information

Click here to register online, or download the registration form to fax or email. Email registration forms to Lisa Inman.

Conference rates:

Advance registration (before Jan. 13): $579 member, $679 non-member*

After Jan. 13: $679 member, $779 non-member*

*Price includes a one-year complimentary membership for first-time NRHA members.


Capital Hilton
1001 16th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

Room rate: $299 plus tax (currently 14.5 percent)

Book your room reservation online or  call 1-800-HILTONS and mention NRHA to receive the discounted room rate. Deadline is Jan. 13 or when rooms sell out.


Super Shuttle provides service from Washington area airports to local hotels. Call 800-258-3826 or go to

The Capital Hilton is located just a few blocks from three different Metro stations: Farragut North, Farragut West and McPherson Square (blue and orange lines). The system map is available on the WMATA web site.

Advocacy 101 pre-conference workshop

Monday, February 3

3-4 p.m.

Only $25

One person can make a difference.

Join NRHA for a hands-on pre-conference workshop where you will be learn how to be a successful rural health care advocate. Learn invaluable tips for communicating with your elected representatives and become skilled in how to advance your legislative goals in Congress.

Registration is within the same link as the conference above. 

Explore our nation's capital

Click here for ways to make the most of your trip to historic Washington, D.C.

Policy Institute documents

NRHA has compiled an action kit of resources to assist you while visiting your representatives in D.C.

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