Nanci Luna Jimenez
Opening Speaker, Saturday, May 20
Nanci Luna Jimenez is recognized regionally, nationally, and internationally for her highly effective and insightful training, inclusive facilitation, and dynamic speaking with groups of diverse industries and cultural backgrounds. She founded Luna Jimenez Seminars & Associates in 1994 to design and deliver unique programs to encourage personal transformation toward a more just and equitable workplace and world. A Ford Foundation Fellow and a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, she also attended the Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Rio Piedras, and completed El Programa Interdiciplinario de la Mujer at the Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City.
Keynote Panelist, Monday, May 22
Lueck joined the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in November 2008 as a Senior Policy Analyst. She works on issues related to health reform implementation, specifically health insurance exchanges and private market reforms included in the Affordable Care Act. She is also a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Before joining the Center, Lueck was a reporter for nine years in the Washington bureau of The Wall Street Journal. For much of that time, she wrote about health policy, including Medicare prescription-drug legislation, state and federal proposals to modify Medicaid and the efforts of health-care companies to influence policy changes.
She later covered Congress, writing about tax policy, immigration and economic-recovery legislation, as well as House and Senate election campaigns.
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, she graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a BA in Spanish.
Amanda Pears Kelly
Keynote Panelist, Monday, May 22
As National Advocacy Director, Amanda leads the strategy, development, coordination, and management of NACHC’s federal, state and local advocacy campaigns. In addition, Amanda provides technical assistance and consultation to state Primary Care Associations, Health Center Controlled Networks and Health Centers on policy issues and advocacy strategy. While she enjoys just about all elements of her job, some favorite programs and initiatives under her purview include National Health Center Week, providing onsite advocacy trainings, and cross division/department work at NACHC.
Keynote Panelist, Monday, May 22
Join us this spring in the Lilac City for our annual conference for community health center (CHC) leadership, staff, and board members! The four-day conference will feature prominent keynote and plenary speakers, breakout sessions, networking with your primary care colleagues, policy and advocacy updates from NACHC, HRSA updates, and much more! Be sure to check out our CHC 101 luncheon and attend the local CHC tour, and if you are an NWRPCA member, we invite you to join us at the Annual Membership Meeting luncheon.
Click here to sign up for a private wine and appetizer tasting tour.
Intensives and conference sessions will include the following:
- Four days of Finance
- Three days of Operations
- Three days of Workforce
- Two days of Governance
- Two days of Human Resources
- One day of Quality
- One day of Integrated Services
- One day of Community Health Improvement
- One day of Rural Health
- One day of Policy/Environment
- One day of Trauma-Informed Primary Care
- One day of Behavioral Health
- One day of Leadership
View the brochure in PDF format.
Join your health center peers to network and to discuss best practices and challenges over lunch. The event will include NWRPCA’s annual business meeting and presentation of annual awards to exemplary health center staff.
Annual Awards Ceremony
Do you know someone inspiring who is dedicated to the community and migrant health movement? Help us recognize these individuals at this year's conference!
This award honors one individual who has dedicated his/her career to solving the problems of health, poverty, and human rights, and who has contributed toward the mission and recognition of community and migrant health centers in the Northwest region. Submissions are due April 1. Nominate someone now.
This award honors one individual within the NWRPCA membership who has reached a singular level of achievement in a particular area of expertise or service. The 2017 Summit Award will be given to an outstanding leader in community partnership development at a community health center. Submissions are due April 1.Nominate someone now.
Learn about our annual awards, past recipients, and more.
Explore all that downtown Spokane has to offer: its wonderful people, beautiful sites and amazing wines. On a guided walking tour of the Cork District you will experience award-winning, handcrafted wines while relishing a sample of Spokane’s delightful food scene. Hear the stories of local vintners, whose passion and family traditions ring true, as you discover their commitment to producing high quality wines that make our region stand out.
Click here to learn more about the tour and register while space lasts!
Private Wine Tour sponsored by Scribe-X
To meet your marketing goals, consider a sponsorship from $500 to $10,000, with varied and negotiable benefits. Note that exhibit tables are tiered in price. We publish a professional printed program - a great place for advertising. Questions? Contact Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, NWRPCA's Development Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-519-5049.
Sponsorships at various levels are critical to making NWRPCA conferences fiscally viable and also affordable to health centers. All sponsors are featured prominently in the conference program and signage and are also acknowledged in the annual Report to Stakeholders.
Conference exhibitors have a unique opportunity to interact and network with healthcare professionals from across the Northwest.
Learn more about conference exhibitor, sponsor, and advertiser opportunities and options on our website.
View the prospectus in PDF format.
The conference venue information, including the group rate and discount code to book your accommodations, will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email.
We are pleased to offer a 5% discount off all published fares to Spokane, WA from any Alaska Airlines U.S. city via Alaska Airlines. This discount is available for all flights taking place May 13 - 27, 2017.
To take advantage of the discount, go to the Alaska Airlines website, click on "Use Discount Code", enter your origin and destination cities and travel dates, enter Discount Code ECMX755 and click on "Find Flights". All eligible flights will display for you to choose from.
In support of helping health center staff, clinicians, administration, and board of directors pursue professional development, NWRPCA conferences are a consistent source of continuing education units (CEU). Each conference typically offers CEU in continuing dental education (CDE), continuing professional education (CPE), continuing nursing education (CNE), continuing medical education (CME), continuing human resources education (HR), and continuing governance credit (GOV).
CEU certificates are accessed online. Conference attendees will be sent an email after the conference with instructions on how to process your CEU online. You will be responsible for completing the process online and printing your certificate.
The specific 2017 Spring Primary Care Conference CEU will be announced.
Registration for the Spring Primary Care Conference is now open!
Early Bird Rates
Regular Rates (per person)
Full Conference - $1200
Individual days - $450
NWRPCA Member Rates (per person)
Full Conference – $ 790 (1-3 people)
Full Conference – $711 (4+ people)
Individual days $300 (per day) - (1-3 people)
Individual days $270 (per day – (4+ people)
Federal and Student (Rates per person)
Individual days - $160
Presenter + 1 day - $300
Presenter + 2 days - $500
Presenter + 3 days - $650
Note: Presenters attend at no charge for the day they are presenting
Rates after April 7th increase by $100 for full conference, $25 for individual days
Please note the registration cancellation deadline is Friday, May 5th, 2017. Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine). Registration will be refunded less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable.