2017 Spring Primary Care Conference + Annual Membership Meeting
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2017 Spring Primary Care Conference + Annual Membership Meeting

5/20/2017 to 5/23/2017

When: May 20-23, 2017
Where: The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection
333 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, Washington  99201
United States

Phone: (206) 519-5059



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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.


Sarah Lueck

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.


Tonya Bowers

Keynote Panelist, Monday, May 22


As head of the Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC), Bowers manages a nearly $5 billion budget that supports the health care safety net for many underserved people across the country. Most of these funds support nearly 9,000 health center sites. Bowers also oversees health center program capital investment funding under the Affordable Care Act, which represents the largest capital investment to health centers in the history of the program. To date, the $1.5 billion in awards have supported major construction and renovation projects at 550 community health centers nationwide.


Agenda Highlights

View final agenda


Our annual conference for community health center (CHC) leadership, staff, and board members took place this spring in the Lilac City! The four-day conference featured prominent keynote and plenary speakers, breakout sessions, networking with other 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.


Intensives and conference sessions included 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.


NWRPCA Annual Membership Meeting Luncheon 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.


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!


Legacy Award

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.


Summit Award

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.


Private Wine Tour

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




Conference Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertiser Opportunities

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 rmitsumasu@nwrpca.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.


Exhibit tables are no longer available.

Please contact Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti for more information about sponsorship and advertising opportunities.


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.


Alaska Airlines Discount

We were 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 was available for all flights taking place May 13 - 27, 2017.


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). 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.


Conference Fees (all fees are per person):

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 28th 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.


Conference Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor




Champion Sponsors


amerigroups communityhealthventures unitedhealthcarecommunityplan


Welcome Reception Sponsor


Jackson Physician Search


Quality Sponsor




Advocate Sponsors


communityhealthplanWA scribex nuvodia


Silver Sponsors


nonstopwellness ah.coe


Bronze Sponsor



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