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Health Equity Conference

May 15-16, 2023 San Diego, Calif.

Last chance to speak in San Diego

NRHA is accepting presentation proposals through Dec. 8, and research posters through Feb. 9, for the association's 28th Health Equity Conference May 16, 2023 in San Diego, Calif.

Please consider submitting contributions to this one of a kind event focusing on our most underserved and underrepresented populations.
 

We'll see you seaside

Join NRHA and rural health leaders from across the country to help raise the standard for rural health with over 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions and much more.

NRHA's Health Equity Conference, one of the only meetings in the nation to focus on health equity issues in rural America, is May 16 in sunny San Diego.

This conference is designed for those who are dedicated to bringing quality health care and health care services to underserved and often under-represented populations, including LGBTQIA+, veteran, and homeless rural residents as well as multiracial and multicultural members of rural communities.

“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

We are so excited to see everyone in San Diego this spring.

 

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    2023 Health Equity Conference Agenda

    NRHA is accepting presentation proposals through Dec. 8, and research posters through Feb. 9, for the association's 28th Health Equity Conference May 16, 2023 in San Diego, Calif.

    Please consider submitting contributions to this one of a kind event focusing on our most underserved and underrepresented populations.


    Past agendas:
    2022 Health Equity Conference agenda
    2021 Health Equity Conference agenda
    2020 Health Equity Conference agenda
    2019 Health Equity Conference agenda

    2018 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.

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    Register for NRHA's San Diego events



    You may also register by email to registration@nrharural.org.

    Early member* rates (before April 17)
    $775 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $290 Health Equity Conference
    $245 Rural Medical Education Conference

    Early non-member rates (before April 17)
    $875 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $390 Health Equity Conference
    $345 Rural Medical Education Conference

    Early student* rates (before April 17)
    $360 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $145 Health Equity Conference
    $148 Rural Medical Education Conference

    ‚Äč* must authenticate as NRHA and student members. Contact NRHA's membership team for assistance.

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

    NRHA COVID policy

    With your onsite registration, you certify that you are, or will be prior to the conference, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by one of the three FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J).
     
    NRHA will adhere to CDC Guidelines on Masking according to their COVID-19 Community Level Tool that determines prevention steps according to threat levels. While masks are always encouraged, they will not be required except when the community threat level as determined by the CDC for Bernalillo County, New Mexico is HIGH, or if state/local mandates are imposed at the time of our conference.
     

    NRHA Refund policy

    For cancellations received by National Rural Health Association at least 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a full refund, less a 30% processing fee, will be provided to the registrant.

    For cancellations received less than 30 days prior to a conference or seminar, a credit towards attendance at a future conference or seminar will be provided.

    No refunds or credits will be provided for no-shows and cancellation notifications received after the conference or seminar is held.

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    Advertisers and sponsors

    Don't miss the opportunity to increase your visibility in the rural market by engaging with our audience throughout the year 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.

  • icon-building Accommodations

    Conference Hotel

    Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
    1380 Harbor Island Dr.
    San Diego, CA 92101

    Located in the heart of the San Diego harbor, just minutes from the San Diego International Airport with a complimentary shuttle

    Book the discounted room rate of $239 plus tax is available to Annual Conference attendees until the April 17 deadline.

    The $26 resort fee and in room internet access fee of $15 are waived by booking within our room block. Be sure to mention NRHA if booking by phone.

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    There's even more in store

    Don't forget to also register for NRHA's 46th Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, occurring immediately afterward May 16-19.

    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 8th Rural Hospital Innovation Summit.
     

    Onsite COVID Precautions

    All onsite registrants and NRHA staff are required to be fully vaccinated. NRHA is following the Center for Disease Control and Prevention definition of full vaccination available here.
     
    With your onsite registration, you certify that you are, or will be prior to the conference, fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by one of the three FDA approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, or J&J).
     
    NRHA will adhere to CDC Guidelines on Masking according to their COVID-19 Community Level Tool that determines prevention steps according to threat levels. While masks are always encouraged, they will not be required except when the community threat level as determined by the CDC for Bernalillo County, New Mexico is HIGH, or if state/local mandates are imposed at the time of our conference.

    Additionally, there are hand sanitizer stations throughout the public space, and all hotel and convention center staff members are following CDC masking guidelines. NRHA will inform conference participants about local testing capabilities should it be necessary during the event.

    NRHA will follow onsite protocols, working closely with local public health officials. We will monitor for developments and adjust our conference protocol as needed.
     

    Recognize COVID-19 Symptoms

    The CDC has identified the following symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. If you have one or more of these symptoms on the day of the event, please do not participate. If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home unless you get a negative test result before the event. The COVID-19 virus and its variants are highly contagious. Event attendees acknowledge the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus, assume all such risk, and NRHA shall not be held liable. As such, all conference participants will be asked to sign a COVID-19 risk and liability waiver during registration.
     

    Protect Our Community

    Help to protect our community. Please report to NRHA if you test positive for COVID after the event such that you could have received or spread the virus at the event.

    Your safety is our number one priority.
     

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    Unfortunately, it is becoming more common for association meetings and conventions to be targeted by third-party websites and online scams. NRHA never uses a third party booking service and registration for NRHA conferences is only possible via the online registration links found on our website.