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Health Equity Conference

May 19, 2020 San Diego, Calif.

NRHA's Health Equity Conference is one of the National Rural Health Association's fastest-growing conferences.

One of the only meetings in the nation to focus on health equity issues in rural America, this event offers attendees the opportunity to meet with peers and experts who share the same unique concerns and interests.

This conference is designed for those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and services to the most underserved, and often under-represented, portions of the rural population.

And stick around for NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, May 19-22.
 

Call for presentations and research

Please consider submitting a presentation proposal or research poster to contribute to this one of a kind event in 2020. Presentations are due by the deadline of Dec. 5 and posters are due by Feb. 20.

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    Call for presentations and research

    Please consider submitting a presentation proposal or research poster to contribute to this one of a kind event in 2020. Presentations are due by the deadline of Dec. 5 and posters are due by Feb. 20.

    Past agendas:
    2019 Health Equity Conference agenda

    2018 Health Equity Conference agenda
    2017 Health Equity Conference agenda

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    Rosemary McKenzie Legacy Award

    Rosemary McKenzie's passion for rural health and dedication to multicultural and multiracial populations were unparalleled. Rosemary served as the National Rural Health Association's minority liaison and program services manager in the Kansas City, Mo., office for 27 years. She died in 2011 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

    To carry on Rosemary McKenzie's legacy and honor her memory, the National Rural Health Association has established the Rosemary McKenzie Legacy Award to be presented annually during the Health Equity Conference, a conference she predominantly and passionately coordinated. The award winner will receive free registration to the 2018 conference and a $1,000 stipend to be used for travel and accommodations for the event, where they will be recognized.

    To donate, send a tax-deductible contribution to 4501 College Blvd Ste 225 Leawood, KS 66211. Please make checks out to "Rural Health Leadership and Education Foundation" and indicate "Rosemary Legacy Fund" on the memo line.

    You can also donate directly to the Rosemary Legacy fund through the Paypal button below.
     

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    Register online for NRHA's San Diego events


    You may also register via downloadable PDF form email to [email protected], mail or fax.

    Early registration rates (before April 27)
    $200 for members
    $300 for non-members*
    $100 for students

    Standard registration rates (after April 27)
    $300 member
    $400 non-member*
    $150 for students

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

    Contact Lisa Inman at 816-756-3140 for more information on registration.

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    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. 

    Download NRHA's 2020 engagement guide, or contact Colleen Bay to learn more.

    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.

    Learn about the many ways you can sponsor our Health Equity Conference.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Hotel

    The conference hotel, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina, includes relaxed waterfront lodging with 3 pools and is located within the Point Loma neighborhood, a seaside community with numerous fresh seafood restaurants and featuring nearby Sunset Cliffs & hiking trails at Cabrillo Monument.

    The hotel, located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, is just minutes away from the San Diego International Airport and complimentary shuttle service runs every 15 minutes from 5:30 a.m. to midnight.

    The group rate is $219 plus tax (currently 10.695%) with a deadline of April 27 or when rooms sell out. For reservations booked within the group block, the hotel's $26/day resort fee is waived and complimentary in-room WIFI is included.
     

    Tourism

    Experience San DiegoSan Diego is known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Balboa Park is the site of the world-famous San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public. Visitor information is available.

    Fraud alert

    Some NRHA’s members have been contacted by companies 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.

    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.