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Health Equity Conference

May 8, 2018 New Orleans, La.

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 health care services to this underserved and often under-represented portion of the rural population.

Stick around for NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, May 8-11.

Call for presentations and research

Please consider contributing a poster submission for this one of a kind event by March 22.

  • icon-agenta Agenda
  • icon-scholarships Scholarships

    NRHA offers scholarship funds for students and community members with a critical need for financial support with conference expenses.

    Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis untilall funds have been committed to those who meet the eligibility criteria specified in the application form.

    The total individual scholarship award will be $1,000. Please contact Gaby Boscan at 202-639-0550 with any questions.

  • icon-rates Rates

    Register online by selecting "2018 Annual Conference" or download the registration form to email, mail or fax.

    Early registration rates (before April 16)
    $180 for members
    $280 for non-members*
    $90 for students

    Registration rates after April 16
    $280 member
    $380 non-member*
    $140 for students

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

  • icon-exhibitors Exhibitors


    Interested in exhibiting? A limited number of tables are available so download the registration form to reserve your spot.

    If you have any questions about exhibiting, contact Kathy Siress at 816-756-3140. 

    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 2018 engagement guide, or contact Larry Bedell to learn more.

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

  • icon-building Accommodations

    The Marriott New Orleans Hotel is located at 555 Canal St. in the heart of the French Quarter, 16 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

    NRHA’s discounted rate is $215 plus tax (currently 13% plus $3 per night city occupancy tax). The hotel discount deadline is April 16 or when rooms sell out. NRHA events consistently sell out early so don’t delay in booking your room.

    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.