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2023 Annual Conference

April 18 @ 7:30 am - April 19 @ 2:30 pm

Free – $36,000.00

Each year the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (the Alliance) hosts more than 200 Arizona Community Health Center (CHC) team members and partner organization representatives for its Annual Conference. Participants include executive and senior leadership from CHCs, Look-Alikes, Federally Qualified Health Centers, Rural Health Centers, hospitals, tribal organizations, and other safety net providers. We are excited to be hosting the event at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch again next year, April 18-19, 2023. This conference will highlight best practices in primary healthcare service delivery, current issues affecting CHCs and their patients, health center board governance, and the future of the Health Center Program.

General Registration 

General registration for both members and non-members can be completed below. Member registration is available to anyone employed at one of our member organizations (full or associate). Members can receive a 10% discount when registering six or more team members. Contact aachctraining@aachc.org to get the coupon code.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration 

Sponsor and exhibitor registration can be completed below. For a full list of sponsorship opportunities and associated benefits, click here.

Cancellation Policy

Information on our cancellation policy can be viewed on our training page underneath the event calendar.

Hotel accommodations

Our room block at the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch has sold out for 4/18 and 4/19. We apologize for the inconvenience! Here are links to other hotels in the area:

Agenda Outline (all subject to change) 

  • Monday, April 17th (Pre-Conference) – separate registration required 
    • 9am-4:30pm: OSIS/HCCN NextGen User Group Meeting (Click here to register for this meeting)
    • 2-4pm: Alliance Board of Directors Meeting (invite only)
    • 3-5pm: COO Meeting
    • 4-7pm: Exhibitor Set-up
    • 4:30-6:30pm: Clinical Leaders Meeting
    • 6-7pm Pediatric Leaders Meeting
    • 6:30-8pm: Clinical Leaders Reception
  • Tuesday, April 18th 
    • 7:30-8:30am: Registration & Breakfast
    • 8:30-10am: Keynote: Leading in the Midst of Change – Donna M. Hughes JD, ACC
    • 10-10:30am: Break/Visit Exhibitors
    • 10:30-11:15am: Connecting Patients to Social Care Resources with Findhelp – Michael Jaggers & Chris Douglas, Findhelp
    • 11:15am-12pm: Developing Infrastructure to Future Proof Your Organization – Jake Wahrer, Northern Nevada HOPES Clinic
    • 12-1pm: Lunch
    • 1-2:30pm: General Session: Workforce – Edmund B Ura
    • 2:30-2:45pm: Award Presentations
    • 2:45-3:15pm: Break/Visit Exhibitors
    • 3:15-4pm: AHCCCS Update – Carmen Heredia, AHCCCS
    • 4-6pm: Reception (Sponsored by Blue Cross® Blue Shield® of Arizona and Health Choice)
    • Notes
      • Health Center Board Member Training will take place from 12-4pm
      • National Health Service Corps Scholars Conference will take place from 8:30am-4pm 
  • Wednesday, April 19th 
    • 7:30-8:30am: Registration & Breakfast
    • 8:30-9:30am: Keynote: 340B Program – Kimberly Chen, North Country Healthcare & Matthew Bertsch, Sun Life Health 
    • 9:30-9:45am: Award Presentations
    • 9:45-10:15am: Break/Visit Exhibitors
    • 10:15-11am: Breakout Sessions – CHC Best Practices
      • Finance & Operations: Becoming & Engaging with Supply Chain Partners – Tim Snowball, El Rio Health
      • Community & Staff Engagement: Elevating Community Member Voices During Elections – Janey Pearl Starks & Clarissa Felix, Mountain Park Health Center
      • QI & Integrated Care: Integrated Oral Health Care for Patients Living with HIV & Bridge Care Plan Pilot Program – Oscar De La Torre Gonzalez, El Rio Health; Bridge Care Plan Pilot Program: Supporting Patients and Clinicians During Staffing Shortages – Kimberly Chen, North Country Healthcare
    • 11:10am-12pm: Breakout Sessions – CHC Best Practices
      • Finance & Operations: Reconciling Member Rosters from Payers to Support Value-Based Payment Performance – Stefanie Turner, Valleywise Health
      • Community & Staff Engagement: Using AMA Mini-Z Survey Results to Design and Implement a Clinician Well-being Program – Mark Schildt, El Rio Heatlh
      • QI & Integrated Care: Improvement of Colorectal Cancer Screening Through Pharmacy Home Delivery – Victor Romero, Chiricahua Community Health Centers
    • 12-1pm: Lunch
    • 1-2pm: HRSA Health Center Program Update – Morrisa B. Rice & Jennifer Joseph, HRSA Bureau of Primary Health Care
    • 2-2:30pm: Closing & Raffle Prizes
    • 3-5pm: Medical Assistant Professional Development Session

Please reach out to aachctraining@aachc.org if you have any questions or need assistance. 

Thank you to our Title Sponsor, Arizona Complete Health! 


April 18 @ 7:30 am
April 19 @ 2:30 pm
Free – $36,000.00
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The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
7700 E McCormick Pkwy
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 United States
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NHSC Scholar - 1 day
This registration option is only available to National Health Service Core Scholars attending Arizona's NHSC Scholar Conference.
$ 0.00
20 available
Member, in-person (one day)
$ 345.00
21 available
Member, in-person (both days)
$ 500.00
23 available
Non-member, in-person (one day)
$ 375.00
24 available
Non-member, in-person (both days)
$ 560.00
10 available
Health Center Board Member, BOD training AND full conference, in-person
$ 300.00
8 available
Health Center Board Member, BOD Training AND Day 1 of conference, in-person
$ 210.00
8 available
Health Center Board Member, BOD Training ONLY, in-person
$ 105.00
11 available
Lunch Sponsor
$ 12,000.00
2 available
Exhibitor rep add-on (both days)
$ 400.00
4 available
Exhibitor rep add-on (one day)
$ 250.00
19 available
Title Sponsor
$ 36,000.00
0 available
Sold Out
Reception Sponsor
$ 18,000.00
0 available
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Breakfast Sponsor
$ 8,000.00
0 available
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Keynote Sponsor
$ 6,000.00
0 available
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Networking Break Sponsor
$ 3,000.00
0 available
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Clinical Leaders Pre-Conference Reception Sponsor
$ 3,000.00
0 available
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MA Professional Development Session Sponsor
$ 3,000.00
0 available
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Bag Sponsor
$ 2,000.00
0 available
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$ 1,600.00
0 available
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Exhibitor- Nonprofit or State Agency
$ 1,000.00
0 available
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Jessica Yanow
President& Chief Executive Officer, AACHC & CVN

Kat Bergman
Director of Human Resources

Patty Macias
Office Manager

Christopher Robinson
Executive Assistant

Da-Nell Pedersen
Director of Communications & Training

Lindsay Dietz
HCCN Project Director

Jamie Duncan
HCCN Project Coach

Jasman Shakya
HCCN BI Analyst

Deepti Vedala
HCCN Project Coach

Jennifer J. Burns
Senior Director of Government & Media Relations

Melinda Cobb
Consortium Manager, Rural Opioid Response

Dr. Robert Elk
Chief Medical Officer

Janelle Jones
Substance Use Disorder Program Manager

Leah Meyers
Director of Rural Women’s Health & Substance Use Disorder

Lisa Nieri
Chief Operations Officer

Emily Oake
Senior Director of Population Health

Lorraine Ramirez
Program Manager, Rural Women’s Health & Oral Health

Meryl Deles
Outreach & Enrollment Services Information Manager

Claudia Maldonado
Associate Director, Outreach & Enrollment Services

Angela Bryant
CAAHEC: Pathways Program Manager

Lourdes Montez
Workforce Development Manager

Mallika Peddada
CAAHEC: Outreach & Development Program Manager

Ana Roscetti
Director of Workforce

Ana Roscetti
Director of Workforce

Kate Luna
Quality Improvement Manager

Michelle Horne
Chief Business Development Officer

Kai McKinstry
CAAHEC Program Coordinator

Elizabeth Hernandez
Outreach & Enrollment Services Program Manager

Ebone Johnson
Senior Director of Grants, Contracts & Compliance

Frank Nagy
Director of Grants & Contracts

Brenda Hanserd
Chief Financial Officer

Cecilia Nguyen
Staff Accountant