The 2017 NEW ENGLAND RURAL HEALTH CONFERENCE – Transitions In Healthcare - promises to be the premiere interdisciplinary networking and educational event in the region. For the very first time, we are partnering with the NH Oral Health Coalition and providing a home for their annual summit. Our rural communities consist of over 2.8 million residents who require a healthcare environment that is responsive to individual and community based needs. Throughout the region and the Nation our healthcare environment is experiencing a time of transition in both the policy and practice arenas. Our rural healthcare organizations are facing significant economic, environmental, practice and political challenges and they are responding to them with creative, efficient and effective community based initiatives and unique healthcare delivery models. This will be your opportunity to get updates on National healthcare policy initiatives and to learn from and network with your peers.
In addition to a keynote address and opening reception and other plenaries sessions, the event will feature over 35 breakout sessions from: community based groups and organizations, rural clinicians, health systems, researchers and community development leaders. Presentations will highlight important updates on healthcare policy and community initiatives that can be replicated across the New England region. In addition to offering sessions that are discipline specific (oral health, primary care, behavioral health and public health) we will also offer sessions focused on: ensuring equitable access to quality healthcare for all, improving affordability and value of healthcare and building heathy communities.
Once again we will be offer networking opportunities and special programming featuring Federal and Regional Administrators from: FORHP (Federal Office of Rural Health Policy), SAMSHA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Office For Civil Rights (OCR), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Community Living, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). There will also be ample opportunity to network with our other attendees including community leaders, healthcare providers (general health, oral health and behavioral health), public health experts, healthcare policy leaders and industry consultants. Finally, we will host an exhibit hall featuring regional organizations that serve as valuable resources and vendors who offer solutions to your unique needs.
If you are interested in becoming a speaker, exhibitor, sponsor or attendee we encourage you to explore the information on this site and to also contact us with any questions you may have.
We are already looking forward to seeing everyone in November of 2017!
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE WILL BE THE HOME FOR THE NH ORAL HEALTH COALITION'S ANNUAL FALL FORUM! WE EXTEND A SPECIAL WELCOME TO THEIR MEMBERS AND THANK THE COALITION FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS, FUNDERS & EXHIBITORS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Connected Health
New England QIN-QIO
The Compliance Team, Inc.
Bristol Myers Squibb
Healthcare Resource Group
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
John Snow, Inc.
National Rural Health Association
Northeast Telehealth Resource Center
Maine Rural Health and Primary Care Program
Vermont State Office Of Rural Health and Primary Care
Rhode Island Office of Primary Care and Rural Health