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Health Equity Conference

May 10, 2022 Albuquerque, N.M.

We deal with D I S T A N C E

Let's put our heads together and push for rural health care progress May 4 at NRHA's Health Equity Conference, one of the only meetings in the nation to focus on health equity issues in rural America, in our new virtual environment.

NRHA is now accepting applications for full-cost scholarships to attend the association’s virtual Annual Rural Health Conference events. Apply within the Scholarships tab.

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

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2021 Agenda:

    2021 Health Equity Conference draft agenda (updated 04.22.21)

    Past agendas:
    2020 Health Equity Conference agenda
    2019 Health Equity Conference agenda

    2018 Health Equity Conference agenda
    2017 Health Equity Conference agenda

    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.

  • icon-scholarships Scholarships

    NRHA is now accepting applications for full-cost scholarships to attend the association’s virtual Annual Rural Health Conference events:

    The scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students and community members with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses.

    Funds will be granted to individuals who meet the eligibility criteria and who are unable to attend NRHA’s events without such support.

    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.

  • icon-rates Rates

    Register for NRHA's virtual events

    Health Equity Conference
    Member: $100
    Non-Member: $150
    Student: $50

    Annual Conference
    Member: $368
    Non-Member: $418
    Student: $184

    Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    Member: $368
    Non-Member: $418
    Student: $184

    Rural Medical Education Conference
    Member: $103
    Non-Member: $153
    Student: $52

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

    ^ students receive a 50 percent discount on member rates when authenticated.

    Contact NRHA's registration team or call 816-756-3140 for more information.

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    Advertisers and sponsors

    Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market by engaging attendees at your booth, 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.

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


    There's even more in store

    Don't forget to also register for NRHA's 44th Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, occurring immediately afterward May 5-7.

    These events are created for anyone 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.

    We’ll help you navigate the shifting currents of rural health with more than 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions — and even more at NRHA’s 6th Rural Hospital Innovation Summit.
    “If you’re interested in actively engaging in transformational work on behalf of rural communities, NRHA’s annual events are where it’s at.” – NRHA member Peggy Wheeler



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