Annual Conference

The Northwest Rural Health Conference (NWRHC) is the Northwest’s largest conference on rural health, incorporating Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.  It is held in the spring each year. 

The conference always strives to stay abreast of current policy and regulatory developments at the federal, regional, state and local levels which impact healthcare delivery.  WRHA is a conference partner along with Rural Health Clinic Association of Washington,  Department of Health Office of Community and Rural Health, and the University of Washington School of Medicine. The position of conference chair rotates among these partners.  The Critical Access Hospital Conference (CAH) is traditionally held in conjunction to the RHC.

The RHC is not “our conference” in the sense that we are solely responsible for planning and executing the event. Because WRHA and RHCAW originated around the same time and grew up together, they have become linked in many ways over the years:

  • WRHA members receive a discount on their registration to the conference
  • WRHA has an exhibit booth at the conference each year
  • WRHA Silver, Gold and Platinum sponsors receive complementary exhibit booths and registrations
  • WRHA presents Rural Health Awards during the luncheon on the second day of the conference
  • Our annual meeting is held in the hotel during the conference
  • WRHA's Board President and others serve on the conference planning committee each year

 ***SAVE THE DATE for the 2020 NWRHC: March 23-24, Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane WA

Additional information on the 2020 conference will be coming soon. If you have specific questions contact us at [email protected]