Missouri Rural Health Conference

You are Invited to join The Missouri Rural Health Association, Missouri Hospital Association, Missouri Primary Care Association and Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (Office of Rural Health and Primary Care), as Collaborating Partners for the 2019 Get Link’d Missouri Rural Health Conference on August 20-22, 2019 at The Lodge at Old Kinderhook, Camdenton, Missouri.

We have a wide audience in attendance at our conferences consisting of hospitals, clinicians, physicians, FQHC’s, health departments, in-home & community front line workers, community & social agencies, policy makers, health law attorneys, among other professionals.

The 2019 General Information flyer is available now!

The Call for Presentations is now closed. Additional conference information and materials will be added as they become available.

Preliminary Agenda – The 2019 Preliminary Agenda is now available. Please note – this is a preliminary agenda and is subject to change.

Attendee RegistrationOnline Registration is now open. View the 2019 Attendee Registration for additional information.

Exhibitor/Sponsor Information – Interested in exhibit space at the MRHA conference? This Conference is an excellent opportunity for your company to exhibit at one location and reach a multitude of decision-makers, saving on travel, meals and lodging with our combined partnership. Exhibit fee packages are reasonable, and the agenda is structured to provide ample time for attendees to visit vendors.

Check the 2019 Exhibitor & Sponsor Packet for information on packages and fees. Interested in becoming a $10,000 Corporate Sponsor? Contact Pam Buschjost at 573-616-2740 or email pam@cabllc.com.

All Exhibit/Sponsorship packages $650 and under – Online Registration Now Open.  For ALL Packages over $650, please print the Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Form-Complete and mail with check payment to the address indicated on the registration form.  All Registrations require payment at time of Registration.  No registrations will be accepted without payment.

VENDOR PRIZE DRAWINGS – Each exhibitor is invited to donate 1 gift or prize. Items in various price ranges are suggested and appreciated. Vendors participating in the drawing will be provided a bag to collect business cards throughout the day. Prize drawing will be end of day Wednesday 5:15pm. Attendees must be present to claim prizes!

Old Kinderhook forms for exhibitors: Vendor Shipping Receiving Instruction and Exhibitor AV Equipment Order Payment Form

Pre-Conference Sessions
Tuesday Session: Mental Health – First Aid; $50 fee for this session. Check the Mental Health First Aid syllabus for session information and topics. 8am – 5pm (Breakfast/Lunch provided). This session is sponsored by Compass Health. 

Wednesday Session: Innovative, Integrated, and Inclusive Mobility Services to Promote Access to Health Care; 8am-11am

Description:   The transportation industry continues to grow as technology advances and innovative partnerships develop. This session will highlight key characteristics of mobility management and how a coordinated approach to the provision of transportation service can support improved health outcomes. This session will highlight national trends and local practices, including funding supports, that facilitate access to health care across rural and urban communities. Participants will use an interactive tool to assess the appropriateness of particular strategies to their own settings and will leave the session with ideas, resources, and a plan for moving forward to implement innovative, integrated, and inclusive mobility services to address access to health care challenges.

Presented by: Judy Shanley, Ph.D. Judy is the Assistant Vice President, Education & Youth Transition EasterSeals Director, FTA, National Center for Mobility Management and provides technical assistance, manages Federal grants, and develops products regarding accessible transportation

Wednesday Session: FLEX Program – Annual Meeting – Please join the Missouri Hospital Association during the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program overview and annual meeting.  Attendees will receive an update on program specifics, work plans and data outcomes.  Presenters TBD. Limited to CEO’s, Finance & Quality team members in FLEX Program, Participating Critical Access Hospitals; 8am-11am

Wednesday Session: Data Metrics: How to Use Data to Effectively Communicate with Targeted Audiences – Angela M. Johnson, Senior Research Project Analyst, CARES Engagement Network (MU); 8am-11am; This session will include a demonstration and advanced training of what we’ve been called the Missouri Opioid Data Hub, currently located at https://dev.rcorp.engagementnetwork.org/. The hub provides maps, data, and interactive reports for Missouri counties to help health centers, grantees and community members prioritize areas and issues related to the opioid epidemic. We will demonstrate how to find data, and how the hub’s data visualization tools can be useful in preparing communication materials, reports, and grant applications. The focus will be on data pertinent to the opioid crisis and response, but additional contextual information – community assets, healthcare access, health conditions, etc. – will be included in the demonstration. We will also demonstrate All Things Missouri and Explore MOHealth – these are two additional, free platforms/resources available to communities. We are planning to lead some “hands-on” activities – so bringing a laptop is highly encouraged!

CANCELLATION POLICY: If commitment is cancelled in writing prior to July 19, 2019, Missouri Rural Health Association will provide a 50% refund. There will be NO REFUND after July 19, 2019.

Hotel Reservations – To book a room online, go directly to:  https://reservations.travelclick.com/97370?HotelID=97370#/guestsandrooms

Click on the link above, you will need to select Group Attendee then add the Group Code (081719MORH) to get the group rate. The cutoff date for guestrooms for the above event is JULY 31, 2019. After this date rooms will only be on a rate and space availability basis.

If you have questions or wish to book additional nights, please call 573.317.4314 and talk to a reservations specialist.

Golf, anyone? – The Golf course at Old Kinderhook will offer special rates for conference participants. Check it out if you are interested. Please identify group Missouri Rural Health Conference when booking your tee time.

How about a Spa Day? – The Spa at Old Kinderhook would love to pamper you! Manicures, pedicures, massages, and package deals are available. Check the Spa at Old Kinderhook for more information. Please identify group Missouri Rural Health Conference when booking your Spa Appointment.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Bronze  Level

General Sponsor

Wondering what you missed last year? Check the 2018 Conference Archive here.