2019 NWRPCA Spring Summit + Annual Membership Meeting
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5/19/2019 to 5/21/2019

When: May 19-21, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Anchorage, Alaska  
United States
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Phone: 206-783-3004

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Online registration is available until: 5/19/2019
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Join us in Anchorage, Alaska from May 19-21, 2019 for 2019 NWRPCA Spring Summit.


The NWRPCA Spring Summit, formerly known as the Spring Primary Care Conference, includes the same carefully curated content that event attendees have come to expect of all NWRPCA conferences plus innovative new workshop and skills-enhancing opportunities. 


Over 2.5 days, learn from prominent speakers, hear federal policy updates, and network with primary care colleagues. Event highlights new to the NWRPCA Spring Summit include: Region X peer learning, collaboration, and professional development.


The NWRPCA Spring Summit also hosts NWRPCA's annual membership meeting.




Ernia Hughes
Director - Office of Northern Health Services (ONHS), Bureau of Primary Health Care
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
Ernia Hughes is director of ONHS at the Bureau of Primary Health Care, part of HRSA. Hughes oversees program monitoring and assistance activities for more than 700 Federally Qualified Health Centers, with a grant portfolio of about $2 billion. Hughes previously served as director in HRSA’s Bureau of Health Workforce, where she led the National Practitioner Data Bank. Prior to federal service, Hughes was the administrator of the Center for Maternal and Fetal Medicine at John Hopkins Medicine/Howard County General Hospital in Columbia, Maryland.


Joe Gallegos

Senior VP of Western Operations, National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
Joe has been with NACHC for over 10 years, serving as the Senior Vice President of Western Operations. Prior to that, Joe has held a number of leadership positions in the state of New Mexico, including serving as the CEO of the Health Centers of Northern New Mexico for over 11 years.


Father Michael Oleksa
The Reverend Dr. Michael James Oleksa has spent the last 35 years in Alaska, serving as village priest, university professor, consultant on intercultural relations and communications, and authoring several books on Alaska Native cultures and history. A 1969 graduate of Georgetown University and of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, Father Oleksa earned his doctoral degree in Presov, Slovakia, in 1988. His four-part PBS television series, Communicating Across Cultures, has been widely acclaimed.


Agenda Highlights

Convene with members from our four-state region to share best practices, participate in networking opportunities, and celebrate what makes Region X unique. Attend sessions covering Governance, Operations, Finance, Population/Rural Health, and Workforce.


Other conference highlights include:

  • Region X Peer Learning
    • Leadership workshops for Operations, Fiscal, Clinical and CEO & Board
    • In-person workshop for Recruitment & Retention Learning Collaborative (registration for this component is now closed)
    • Conference sessions covering "hot topics" in today's community health climate
  • Professional development, including various opportunities to receive Continuing Education Units
  • State-based workshops
  • Mental Health First Aid Training & Certification

Download the Agenda (updated 03/20/2019) | Download the Brochure





NWRPCA Annual Membership Meeting and Annual Awards Ceremony

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. 


Learn more about NWRPCA's Summit and Legacy Awards.


Conference Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertiser Opportunities

To meet your marketing goals, consider a sponsorship with varied and negotiable benefits. Sponsorship 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.


Exhibiting at our conference allows you the opportunity to connect face-to-face with community health leadership and staff. Note that exhibit tables are tiered in price.


Please contact Janeane Harwell for more information about sponsorship, exhibiting, and advertising opportunities. We look forward to seeing you in Anchorage!


Download the Spring Summit 2019 prospectus. 




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.


Alaska Airlines Discount

We are pleased to offer a discount off all published fares to Anchorage from any Alaska Airlines U.S. city via Alaska Airlines. If you are traveling to Anchorage by air from May 15, 2019 - May 24, 2019, we encourage you to book with Alaska Airlines and to receive a 7% discount. To participate, go to the Alaska Airlines website and click "Use discount or companion fare code" and enter ECMC147 in the discount code field.


Restrictions apply for travel to/from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska; Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, or Puerto Rico.


Continuing Education

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).


Delivery Method of all courses: Group-Live
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: Conference material will be posted on NWRPCA learning vault 1-2 weeks prior to the conference. Access to session information, including supporting documents, can be found here: www.nwrpca.org/my-events.


Each conference typically offers CEU in the following:


National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

This workshop has been approved by the Washington Chapter, National Association of Social Workers (NASW) for Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists and Licensed Mental Health Counselors. NWRPCA Provider number is #1975-415.


Continuing Dental Education (CDE)

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 6/1/2017 to 5/31/2019. Provider ID# 216328


Continuing Governance Credit (GOV)

NACHC will allow credit for NWRPCA Governance Credits (up to 6 credit hours) applied toward the NACHC Governance Certificate. If you are enrolled in the NACHC Board Governance program, please log into mylearning.nachc.com to see your progress. Please contact Narine Hovnanian at nhovnanian@nachc.com for more information.


Continuing Human Resources Education - Professional in Human Resources (PHR)

NWRPCA has applied for approval for certification credit hours toward Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI homepage at www.hrci.org.


Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. Past conferences have offered up to 25.5 credit hours.


Continuing Nursing Education (CNE)

Continuing Nursing credit will be awarded through Migrant Clinicians Network. Migrant Clinicians Network is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

NWRPCA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

Delivery Method of all courses: Group-Live
Program Level: Basic & Overview
Conference participants can earn up to: 10.5 CPE credits in Business Management Organization field of study.
Prerequisites: None
Who should attend? CEO’s, CFOs, Operation Managers, Finance department professionals, Education Directors, Managers with a finance or fiscal capacity.
Advance Preparation: All material will be posted on NWRPCA learning vault 1-2 weeks prior to the conference. Access to session information, including supporting documents, can be found here: www.nwrpca.org/my-events.


In order to receive CEUs, all attendees are responsible to sign in and sign out at each session during the conference.


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.




New Attendee Discount

For more information, contact our Member Services Specialist, Crysta Maniscalco at cmaniscalco@nwrpca.org



Conference Fees (all fees are per person):


Early Bird Rates


Regular Rates (per person)

Full Conference - $875


NWRPCA Member Rates (per person)

Full Conference - $650


Federal and Student (Rates per person)

Full Conference - $390



Full Conference -$390

Note: Presenters attend at no charge for the day they are presenting, and early bird rates do not apply to presenters


Discounts! Register 4+ people regardless of membership status or registration date and receive a 10% discount. Enter the code 2019 SpringGroup when registering.


Rates after April 6, 2019 increase by $100 for full conference.


Please note the registration cancellation deadline is Sunday, May 5, 2019. Cancellations must be in writing (email is fine). Registration will be refunded less a 20% processing fee. Cancellations made after the deadline are not refundable. For any questions, complaints/grievances, please email registration@nwrpca.org. 



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