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Northwest Rural Health Conference
Northwest Rural Health Conference
NW Rural Health
Mon, March 23, 2020 — Wed, March 25, 2020
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Through collaboration of the Washington State Department of Health State Office of Rural Health, the WWAMI AHEC Programs, the Washington Rural Health Association and the Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington this annual conference brings together a consortium of rural healthcare professionals from around the region to provide an experience that expands professional knowledge, promotes partnerships, and explores the new and emerging opportunities to advance rural health.


Join us in highlighting the needs and opportunities of rural healthcare


The Northwest Rural Health Conference brings together rural healthcare professionals and subject matter experts from the field to collaborate, educate, and brainstorm innovative ways to bring quality care to our rural communities.

  • Network with your rural passionate colleagues from across the state and across a variety of organizations.
  • Be captivated by plenary speakers dedicated to rural values and priorities.
  • Learn from prominent speakers with carefully curated topics, including policy updates, skills-enhancing sessions, and new technology to advance rural healthcare access systems.
  • Dive into discussions about current needs and potential solutions for the rural healthcare sector.
  • Discover new and seasoned vendors that provide innovative ways to help solve reoccurring problems in rural healthcare.



Highlights of our 2020 Conference

  • One day Intensive Sessions
  • Poster Session and Networking Event to highlight rural healthcare innovation and research
  • Lively and Informative Vendor Exhibits
  • WRHA & RHCAW Annual Membership Meetings
  • WRHA Rural Health Awards Ceremony
  • NWRHC Active! Group Walk/Run Event
Registration: Open
All times are Pacific Time (unless otherwise specified)
Event Dates
MAR
23
MONDAY
to
MAR
25
WEDNESDAY
Registration Closes
March 24, 2020 @ 12:30 am
Location
Address
Davenport Grand Hotel
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA  USA
Summary Agenda
SUMMARY AGENDA
Monday, March 23
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration Desk
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Complex Care conversations at the Heart of Rural Palliative Care, Part I
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Managing Pain and Addiction - Creating Shared Solutions for Rural Communities
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Motivational Interviewing Techniques for Engaging Complex Patients
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
QPR - Suicide Intervention Introduction to Mental Health First Aid for Providers
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Recruitment, Training, and Retention of the Rural Workforce
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
RHC Survey Process & How to Stay Compliant/HPSA Scoring
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Billing, Cost Reporting, and Back Office Knowledge for Rural Health Clinics
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Complex Care conversations at the Heart of Rural Palliative Care, Part II
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
EMS Documentation & Reimbursement—The Dollars Are In The Details
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
RAPTOR Update and Planning Meeting with Expert Panel
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Rural Workshop Development
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Welcome Reception & Exhibits
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
Exhibits & Breakfast
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration Desk
8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Welcome/Plenary Speaker - The Story of New Ulm: Creating a Destination Community for Health Care Transformation
9:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Walking Break
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
EMS & Coroners - How They Can Work Together
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Implicit Bias in Healthcare
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Improving Rural Health Through a Community-Clinical Food Insecurity Intervention
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Increasing Access to Contraceptive Care: The Importance of Contraceptive Care Integration for Rural Communities
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
RHC Modernization Act of 2019
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Understanding Trauma and Trauma Informed Care in Medical Settings
10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Exhibits & Break
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Community Paramedicine In a Rural Setting - It Works!
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Compassion Fatigue
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Improving Stroke Care & Outcomes in Rural Communities - from Prevention to EMS to Hospital & Home
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Population Health Lessons Learned and Strategies for the Future
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Scaling Practice Transformation Across a Network of Rural Health Systems to Prepare for Value-Based Care
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
So Long Dr. Google: Get Fast Access to Evidence-Based Medical Information Through HEALWA.org
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lunch, Exhibits & Awards Ceremony
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cultural Humility with Native American People and Patients
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
How a Rural Washington Hospital is Harnessing the Power of Accountable Care to Improve Patient Care and the Bottom Line
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Innovative Resources to Improve Treatment and Prevention of Infectious Diseases
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Planning for and Responding to a Novel Communicable Disease in Rural Hospitals
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Update from the HCA
2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Walking Break
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
CMS Patients Over Paperwork Listening Session - Chronic Pain
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Cultural Humility with Native American People and Patients
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
MIH/Paramedicine Rural/Urban Interface
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
RHCAW Annual Membership Meeting
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
They're Driving Me Crazy: Is it Me or What? Working with Clients and Family Members with a Personality Disorder
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
VA Farms Rural Outreach for Veterans
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
WRHA Annual Membership Meeting
4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Exhibits
5:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Networking Reception & Poster Presentation
Wednesday, March 25
6:00 AM to 7:00 AM
Fun Walk/Run
7:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Registration Desk
7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
Exhibits & Breakfast
8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Closing Annoucements
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Walking Break
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
BHIP: Building a Collaborative Care Program within a Rural Health Clinic
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
EMS Relevant
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Leadership and Employee Retention in Rural Health, the Revenue Cycle, and Other Support Departments
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Preparation for a Safe and High Reliability Organization
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Rural Mobile Health
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference - UW PACC-ECHO
10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Walking Break
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Closing Plenary - Access to Health Care in Rural America/How Does the Opioid Crisis Impact Community and Economic Health
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lucky Duck Drawing
Featured Speakers
SPEAKER
Toby Freier
President, New Ulm Medical Center
Selection Options
US Dollar
 
attendee
General
General
$ 450.00 
 
WRHA or RHCAW Member
WRHA or RHCAW Member
$ 350.00 
 
Additional Person from Organization
Additional Person from Organization
$ 335.00 
 
Single Day
Single Day
$ 150.00 
 
Student
Student
$ 50.00 
 
Additional Exhibitor/Sponsor Comp Team Member
Additional Exhibitor/Sponsor Comp Team Member
 

This is monitored closely and complimentary registrations are based on sponsorship level.

 
Scholarship Recipient
Scholarship Recipient
 
 
 
conference presenter
Conference Presenter - Day Of
Conference Presenter - Day Of
$ 150.00 


When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
  • Rebate coupon good for $150.00 off a guest or referral registration
 
Conference Presenter - Full Conference
Conference Presenter - Full Conference
$ 200.00 


When you select this, you also get (at no additional charge):
  • Rebate coupon good for $200.00 off a guest or referral registration
 
 
sponsorship levels
Diamond Sponsorship
Diamond Sponsorship
$ 15,000.00 
  • Recognition at the Keynote Session
  • Recognition at Reception
  • Complimentary Washington Rural Health Association (WRHA) Organizational Membership for (1) Year ($240 value)
  • Complimentary Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington (RHCAW) Partner Membership for (1) Year
  • Your Logo Displayed on Digital Signage in the Main Conference Room
  • Your Logo with Link Prominently Displayed on Conference Website (Based on Level)
  • Acknowledgement and Logo in Conference Program Guide
  • Exhibit Space
  • Organization Acknowledged and Logo Displayed in Conference Program Guide
  • (3) Courtesy Conference Registration


 
Ruby Sponsor
Ruby Sponsor
$ 10,000.00 
  • Complimentary Washington Rural Health Association (WRHA) Organizational Membership for (1) Year ($240 Value)
  • Complimentary Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington (RHCAW) Partner Membership for (1) Year
  • Your Logo Displayed on Digital Signage in the Main Conference Meeting Room
  • Your Logo with Link Prominently Displayed on Conference Website (Based on Level)
  • Acknowledgement and Logo in Conference Program Guide
  • Exhibit Space
  • Organization Acknowledged and Logo Display in Conference Program Guide
  • (2) Courtesy Conference Registration
 
Emerald Sponsor
Emerald Sponsor
$ 5,000.00 
  • Your Logo Displayed on Digital Signage in the Main Conference Meeting Room
  • Your Logo with Link Prominently Displayed on Conference Website (Based on Level)
  • Acknowledgement and Logo in Conference Program Guide
  • Exhibit Space
  • Organization Acknowledged and Logo Displayed in Conference Program Guide
  • (2) Courtesy Conference Registration
 
Pearl Sponsor
Pearl Sponsor
$ 2,500.00 
  • Your Logo with Link Prominently Displayed on Conference Website (Based on Level)
  • Acknowledgement and Logo in Conference Program Guide
  • Exhibit Space
  • Organization Acknowledged and Logo Displayed in Conference Program Guide
  • (1) Courtesy Conference Registration
 
 
a la carte sponsor opportunites
Welcome Reception
Welcome Reception
1/1 LEFT $ 5,000.00 

Join the Planning Committee Members to welcome conference participants at our Monday evening Reception. Recognition on signage and website


 
Conference Lunch
Conference Lunch
2/2 LEFT $ 3,500.00 

Opportunity to introduce luncheon speaker. Recognition on signage, website, and conference app. Promotional materials placed on attendee tables.

 
Intensive Workshop
Intensive Workshop
2/2 LEFT $ 3,000.00 

Naming rights available for the intensive offered on Monday. Sponsors receive organization name and logo on signage and opportunity to introduce the workshop.  

 
Reusable Water Bottle
Reusable Water Bottle
$ 1,750.00 

Your organization’s logo imprinted on water bottles, given to all attendees.

 
Scholarship For An Attendee Working in Rural Heal
Scholarship For An Attendee Working in Rural Heal
$ 1,000.00 

Eligibility determined by Conference Planning Committee. Scholarship to recipient may be used for registration fee, airfare and/or event hotel accommodations. (Price is Per Person)

 
Internet Services
Internet Services
1/1 LEFT $ 3,000.00 

Establish your company as a critical conference partner by providing connectivity to attendees during sessions. In addition to the usual sponsor visibility, your branding will be showcased in: 

  • Technology touch cards and tent cards with Wi-Fi login information
  • Organization logo with log-in information on back of name tags
  • Organization name and URL displayed on Wi-Fi sign-in 
 
Plenary Speaker Introduction
Plenary Speaker Introduction
2/3 LEFT $ 2,000.00 

Opportunity to introduce plenary speaker with a 2-3 minute “commercial” about your company.

 
Beverage Station
Beverage Station
$ 250.00 

Recognition with signage on beverage station and website

 
Refreshment Break
Refreshment Break
$ 500.00 

Recognition with signage on refreshment station and website 

 
Tote Bag
Tote Bag
$ 2,500.00 

Logo recognition on attendee conference bag, with shared space for NWRHC banner.

 
Tote Bag Swag Price
Tote Bag Swag Price
$ 500.00 

Reserve space in the tote bag for information or promotional items from your company.

 
 
exhibitor only
Exhibitor Only
Exhibitor Only
$ 1,500.00 

Exhibit spaces will be assigned in order of requests received — that is, by the date we receive your application with payment. Two representatives are allowed per exhibit fee; see information below for additional exhibitor attendee fees.

 
Non-Profit Exhibitor Only
Non-Profit Exhibitor Only
$ 1,000.00 

Exhibit spaces will be assigned in order of requests received — that is, by the date we receive your application with payment. Two representatives are allowed per exhibit fee; see information below for additional exhibitor attendee fees. 

 
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