As you may recall, because the Annual Rural Health Conference and Annual AzRHA Membership meeting were postponed last year, we extended current individual AzRHA memberships for a year at no cost. We value our members and hope that they received information and participated in our activities over the past year. In case you missed it, our 2020 Annual Report provides an update on our activity and can be accessed along with other important information on our website: www.azrhassociation.org. We also hope you’ve had occasion to visit our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/azhassociation.org.
This year's 47th Annual Rural Health Conference in partnership with the Arizona Center For Rural Health is scheduled for Tuesday, June 15th and Wednesday June 16th. at the High Country Conference/Drury Hotel in Flagstaff. It will be a hybrid meeting with limited in-person and remote virtual attendance. Registration and information about the Conference can be had at the Center website: www.crh.arizona.edu.
Our annual AzRHA membership luncheon will be held at the conference on Tuesday, June 15th. Everyone is invited to attend, including virtual conference participants. At our annual meeting we honor outstanding rural health advocates and providers with our annual awards. We are hoping that you will consider nominating someone for the awards on the forms, which are posted on our website and Facebook page. We also elect AzRHA board members at the meeting. Board member nomination instructions are also on our website and Facebook page. We hope that you or someone you know will be interested in joining us on our board of directors.
We are looking forward to seeing all of you in person or remotely at the upcoming conference. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or desire more information.
Jack Beveridge, President
Az Rural Health Association
2021 ARIZONA RURAL HEALTH SERVICE AWARDS
Act now to nominate your favorite rural health Volunteer, Professional, or Program.
The Arizona Rural Health Service Awards honor outstanding rural health volunteers, professionals, and programs for their dedication and commitment to improving the health of rural residents of our state. Each year the Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA) recognizes the award winners at the annual Arizona Rural Health Conference. This year, the conference will be held on June 15 and 16, both virtually and in person at the High-Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, Arizona. The winners will receive a free one-year membership in the Arizona Rural Health Association and a beautiful award plaque.
Nominations must be submitted to the Awards Committee by Friday, May 14, 2021
The Committee will use the established criteria and the supporting material to determine the designee for each award. Award recipients will be notified of the selections no later than Friday, May 21, 2021. Award winners will be honored at the Annual Rural Health Service Awards Luncheon during the Arizona Rural Health Conference June 15 from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm and highlighted in the Awards Luncheon Program.
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AWARDS WILL BE GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING THREE CATEGORIES:
The Distinguished Martha Ortiz Volunteer Award honors an individual who has contributed extensive time, dedication, and commitment to supporting a rural health program or project that is making an identifiable difference in the health care provided to people in Arizona's rural and/or medically underserved communities. This award also considers an individual who has been a strong advocate in influencing and shaping policies and programs that impact the provision of health care to residents of rural and/or medically underserved communities in Arizona.
EXCEPTIONAL RURAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
The Exceptional Rural Health Professional Award recognizes an individual for leadership in bringing health services to rural populations. The Professional Award is meant to be inclusive of all health disciplines (e.g., dentistry, optometry, nursing, behavioral health, public health, administrator, etc.). Factors taken into consideration include providing or promoting outstanding care, involvement in the community, and lasting contributions to the health care system. This award acknowledges significant contribution to rural health through distinguished personal leadership.
The Inspiring Rural Health Program Award recognizes a program within a community, at the local or state level, that involves one or more health professionals or entities, and promotes or facilitates the development of rural health delivery systems. Factors considered include coordination of services, networking and collaboration, innovation in development and implementation, and lasting impact of the program. This award honors excellence in the provision of health services to rural and/or other medically underserved people.
ARIZONA RURAL HEALTH SERVICE AWARDS NOMINATION FORM
Nominations are being accepted in the following three categories and must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, May 14, 2021 by email Alisonhughes@cox.net
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 5:00 PM ON Friday, May 14, 2021
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About the Association
Established in 1994, the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc. (AzRHA) serves as an
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Arizona Rural Health Association