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Health Equity Conference

May 10, 2022 Albuquerque, N.M.

We'll see you in ABQ and virtually

Join NRHA and rural health leaders from across the country for a hybrid event hosted in the Land of Enchantment 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 10 in Albuquerque, N.M. and our virtual event environment.

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.

We want everyone to get the most out of the nation’s largest gathering of rural health pros. That’s why NRHA's 45th Annual Rural Health Conference will be our first hybrid event.

Along with our proud return to live educational and networking opportunities, we will offer a limited virtual option for those unable to attend in person at rates equating to 50 percent of our corresponding in-person rates.

Recordings and provided materials will be available for registered sessions through the virtual event environment for three months following the close of the event.

Scholarships are now available below on a first-come, first-served basis to apply to onsite registration for students and attendees who would otherwise not be able to attend.

“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 Albuquerque this spring – it has been a long time coming.

  • icon-agenta Agenda

    2022 Agenda

    Health Equity Conference agenda

    Past agendas:
    2021 Health Equity Conference agenda
    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

    Scholarships are now available on a first-come, first-served basis to apply to onsite registration for students and attendees who would otherwise not be able to attend NRHA's:

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

    Member onsite rates

    $845 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $310 Health Equity Conference
    $315 Rural Medical Education Conference
     

    Non-member onsite rates

    $945 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $410 Health Equity Conference
    $415 Rural Medical Education Conference
     

    Student onsite rates

    $433 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $165 Health Equity Conference
    $168 Rural Medical Education Conference
     

    Member virtual rates

    $422 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $155 Health Equity Conference
    $155 Rural Medical Education Conference
     

    Non-member virtual Rates

    $472 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $205 Health Equity Conference
    $205 Rural Medical Education Conference
     

    Student virtual Rates

    $217 Annual Rural Health Conference/Rural Hospital Innovation Summit
    $83 Health Equity Conference
    $83 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

    Sessions

    All educational sessions and meetings will be held at the Albuquerque Convention Center, located at 401 2nd St N.W., Albuquerque, N.M. 87102.
     

    NRHA room block hotels

    Visit NRHA's Albuquerque visitor guide for a map of accommodations and links for everything you'll need.

    Hotel room tax is currently 13.875%.

    The Clyde Hotel (formerly Albuquerque Hyatt Regency) - $169
    330 Tijeras Ave N.W.
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87102
    (Three minutes by foot to Convention Center)

    Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Albuquerque - SOLD OUT
    201 Marquette Ave N.W.
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87102

    Hotel Andaluz - SOLD OUT
    125 2nd St N.W.
    Albuquerque, N.M. 87102


    Alternate hotels

    Rates vary as no NRHA room block is available.

    Embassy Suites by Hilton Albuquerque
    1000 Woodward Pl. N.E.
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (five minutes by car or 22 minutes by foot to Convention Center)

    Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque Downtown
    222 Central Ave. S.E.
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (three minutes by car or eight minutes by foot to Convention Center)

    Hotel Parq Central
    806 Central Ave. S.E.
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (four minutes by car or 17 minutes by foot to Convention Center)

    Disclaimer
    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 room registration for NRHA conferences is only possible via the online registration links found on our website.
     

    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.

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    There's even more in store

    Don't forget to also register for NRHA's 45th Annual Rural Health Conference, the nation's largest gathering of rural health pros, occurring immediately afterward May 10-13.

    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 7th 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
     

    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.
     

    Security

    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.