National Rural Health Association

Improving the Health of 62 Million Rural Americans

12th Rural Quality and Clinical Conference

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July 13-15, 2016

Oakland, California

NRHA’s Rural Quality and Clinical Conference is an interactive event for rural clinicians and nurses practicing on the frontlines of rural health care, quality and performance improvement organizations and coordinators, and students.

Rural Quality and Clinical Conference past agendas

Click here to view the 2016 conference agenda with descriptions. 

Click here to view the 2015 final conference agenda. 

Click here to view the 2014 final conference agenda.

SRHA Leadership Conference

July 12-13, 2016

Oakland, California

The NRHA-sponsored State Rural Health Association Leadership Conference (formerly known as the Skill-Building Workshop) provides an opportunity for state rural health association leaders to learn from each other and to develop skills for achieving the goals of their own state association.

Registration information

Register online, or download the registration form to mail or email.

Register for both the Quality and Clinical and SRHA conferences and receive an additional $100 discount.  (not applicable for road trip and student discount rates)

Quality and Clinical Conference rates

Early (before June 16)
$269 member
$369 non-member*

After June 16

$319 member
$419 non-member*

Road trip rate for attendees from California, Oregon, Nevada or Arizona

$249 non-member*

Students (Click here for requirements to qualify for the student rate)


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

SRHA Leadership Conference rates

Early (before June 16)
$189 for member or non-member

After June 16

$239 for member or non-member

(Click here for requirements to qualify for the student rate)


The Waterfront Hotel

10 Washington Street

Oakland, CA  94607

(510) 836-3800 


NRHA’s discounted room rate is now sold out.  Here are some suggested nearby hotels:

Inn at Jack London Square

233 Broadway

Oakland, CA  94607

(510) 452-4565


Homewood Suites by Hilton Oakland-Waterfront hotel

1103 Embarcadero

Oakland, CA 94606

(510) 663-2700 


Courtyard Oakland Downtown

988 Broadway

Oakland, CA  94607

(510) 625-8282 

Travel Planning

The Waterfront Hotel is located in the historic Jack London Square, 8 miles from Oakland International Airport (OAK). Average cab fare is $35-$45 depending on traffic. Bay Area Rapid Transit fare is $7.85 each way, with the closest BART station 3/4 mile from hotel. (12th Street Oakland City Center) The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to the BART station.

Experience the Bay Area

The Waterfront Hotel is located within walking distance (0.1 mi) of the Oakland Jack London Square terminal for the San Francisco Bay Ferry. It is an approximately 20 minute ferry ride to San Francisco

Exhibitors, sponsors and advertisers

Exhibitors and Sponsors

For information on exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, review the 2016 Rural Quality and Clinical Sponsorship Opportunities.

Contact Kathy Siress with exhibitor registration questions.

Contact Laura Hudson with content or conference questions.


Advertisers and Sponsors

Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market with ads and sponsorships or by becoming a vetted NRHA Partner. 

NRHA offers sponsorships for all events, providing a valuable opportunity for your organization to gain visibility. These sponsorships, ads and partnerships are great ways to get your company's message in the hands of hundreds of attendees. Remember, one-third of all U.S. hospitals are rural facilities.

Download NRHA's Visibility Guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.
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