2017 Fall Primary Care Conference
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2017 Fall Primary Care Conference
2017 Fall Primary Care Conference

10/21/2017 to 10/24/2017

When: October 21-24, 2017
8:00 AM
Where: Seattle  
United States
Registration Team

Phone: registration@nwrpca.org

Speakers & Guests
Conference Brochure & Topics »
Agenda »
Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers »
Accommodations »
Continuing Education Units »
Alaska Airlines Discount »
A NW Evening! Dinner & Wine Event »
Conference Fees »
Volunteer at the Fall Primary Care Conference »
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Past Fall Conferences »


The 2017 NWRPCA/CHAMPS Fall Primary Care Conference, in partnership with WCN, to be held in Seattle, WA, October 21 - 24, 2017, provides education and training, information and resource sharing, coalition building, and program and policy development for like-minded community health professionals and their partners.



Speakers & Guests


Keynote Speakers


Chris JensonChris Jenson

Principal Consultant, The Table Group

Founder, Chris Jenson, LLC


Chris brings over 15 years of experience to his partnership with The Table Group all of which have included work with a health care organizations. The Table Group is an organizational health consulting firm working with CEOs and executives across all industries. Organizational health is about making a company function effectively by building a cohesive leadership team, establishing real clarity among those leaders, communicating that clarity to everyone within the organization and putting in place just enough structure to reinforce that clarity going forward. The advantage of organizational health is undeniable and massive for any organization — especially health centers. Chris has extensive firsthand experience building high-performing teams by implementing the models in his own teams under pressure to produce results. As a result, you can expect him to bring a practical point of view that focuses on what is most important. Learn more about Chris at www.tablegroup.com/consulting/consultants/chris-jenson.


Paul HuschiltPaul Huschilt

Professional Speaker


Paul Huschilt, Humor and Wellness Expert, shares techniques to get the most out of work and life, and to laugh at just about anything. Paul reminds you to take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Described by many as indescribable, he is one of the most unique voices inspiring wellness. He is a trained actor with degrees in Management and Theater, a diploma in Career Counseling, and training in Adult Education. He has worked extensively with healthcare, such as public health departments, hospitals, and nursing associations. His varied background and 18 years of professional speaking experience give Paul an unforgettable style that is both educational and entertaining. He speaks around the world in English, French, and Japanese and has been inducted into the Canadian Speaking Hall of Fame. Learn more about Paul at www.paulhuschilt.com.


HRSA and NACHC Representatives

Tonya Bowers

Deputy Associate Administrator, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Dr. Luis Padilla

Associate Administrator for Health Workforce, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Barbara Greene

Acting Regional Director, Region 10, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Dr. Judith Steinberg

Chief Medical Officer, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Ernia Hughes

Director, Office of Northern Health Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources & Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services


Dan Hawkins

Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Research Division, National Association of Community Health Centers


Joe Gallegos

Senior Vice President, Western Region, National Association of Community Health Centers


Conference Brochure & Topics

Look forward to the following topics at the 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference:

  • Three days of Clinical
  • Two days with HRSA
  • Two days of Governance
  • Two days of Operations/IT
  • Two Keynote Plenary sessions, including updates from HRSA and NACHC
  • Two days of Workforce/HR
  • Two days of Quality Transformation
  • Two days of Policy/Environment
  • Two days of Fiscal
  • One day of Behavioral Health
  • One day of Integrated Services
  • One day of Community Health
  • One half-day of Marketing/Communications

View the conference brochure in PDF format.



View the draft agenda


Agenda as of October 2, 2017.


Conference Exhibitor and Sponsor Opportunities

Sponsor and advertise at the 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference and connect with CHC leadership nationwide. We have an outstanding exhibitor foyer conductive to promote your products and services. All sponsors are featured in the printed conference program, social media and signage throughout the event.


Exhibit tables are no longer available.

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


View the prospectus in PDF format.


Get started now!


Fill out the form below to apply for an exhibit table, sponsorship level or advertising in the conference program. After your submission, Rosa Mitsumasu Scotti, NWRPCA Development Specialist, will contact you with more information.




The conference venue information will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email.


Alaska Airlines Discount

We are pleased to offer a 7% discount off all published fares to Seattle from any Alaska Airlines U.S. city via Alaska Airlines. This discount is available for all flights taking place October 18-31, 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 ECMZ078 and click on "Find Flights". All eligible flights will display for you to choose from.


A NW Evening! Dinner & Wine Event

Relax and enjoy an evening of delicious Washington Wine paired with savory dishes prepared by one of Seattle’s most iconic chefs, Tom Douglas. You will be treated to a flight of three Washington red and white wines paired with a Northwest inspired three-course dinner menu. You will have the opportunity to purchase full glasses of any of the wines offered with dinner. Thanks to our generous sponsor, Scribe-X, who helped lower the price of this experience to only $45 per person!


Act now and register before we sell out!


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). This year we are offering the following CEU opportunities: continuing dental education (CDE), continuing professional education (CPE), continuing nursing education (CNE), continuing medical education (CME), continuing human resources credit (HR), continuing governance credit (GOV), and continuing social work and counseling education (NASW).


The specific 2017 Fall Primary Care Conference CEUs will be announced.


Volunteer at the Fall Primary Care Conference

We are currently seeking volunteers for the Fall Primary Care Conference! Please view the volunteer listing for more information and apply today. Contact Marleen Arenivar, NWRPCA's Event Planner, for any questions.


Conference Fees

All fees are per person


Early Bird Rates


Regular Rates (per person)

Full Conference - $1200

Individual days - $450

* If you are attending the two-day HRSA-led track only, please register for two individual days.


NWRPCA Member Rates (per person)

Full Conference – $ 790 (1-3 people)

Full Conference – $711 (4+ people)

Full Conference – $671.50 (8+ people)

Individual days $300 (per day) – (1-3 people)

Individual days $270 (per day) – (4+ people)

Individual days $255 (per day) – (8+ 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 Friday, September 29th, 2017 increase by $100 for full conference, $25 for individual days.

Please note the registration cancellation deadline is Friday, October 6th, 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


Welcome Reception Sponsors


Commonwealth Purchasing Group Gilead Sciences, HepCHope UnitedHealthcare Community Plan


Wine Tour Sponsor




Clinical Education Track Sponsor


Quest Diagnostics


Networking Reception & Raffle Sponsor


Capital Impact Partners


Wi-fi & Internet Sponsor




Fiscal Education Track Sponsor


Homestreet Bank


Quality Transformation Education Track Sponsor




Operations/IT Education Track Sponsor




Advocate Sponsor




CFO Roundtable Lunch Sponsor


Moss Adams


Supporter Sponsor




Continuing Nurse Education Units Sponsor


Migrant Clinicians Network

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