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2024 Healthcare Conferences You Should Attend

At SGR, we take professional development very seriously. In addition to keeping up with the latest trends in grant writing, we also prioritize deepening our understanding of healthcare issues to better serve our health center partners. To that end, we attend conferences nationwide focusing on various topics affecting health centers. These topics include but are not limited to mental health, health equity, maternal-child health, rural health, and more.

Below is a list of conferences we have attended or plan to attend. Attending these conferences helps us stay up-to-date with the latest developments and provides opportunities to network with other professionals in the field, share knowledge and best practices, and gain insights that can help us serve our clients better.

Do you have any conferences in mind that you're planning to attend this year?

9 Healthcare Conferences in 2024 


February 11-14, 2024, Orlando, FL 

The 2024 AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference is the premier event for healthcare leaders committed to advancing rural health and providing quality care for patients and communities. Taking place from February 11-14 in Orlando, this conference will bring together over 1,000 rural health leaders to discuss actionable strategies and resources to improve access to care, implement digital technologies, and prioritize health equity. Top rural practitioners will share their expertise and insights, presenting innovative approaches to transform care delivery and business practices. 

This conference best suits healthcare leaders from rural hospitals, healthcare systems, rural health clinics, associations, and community health organizations. As a participant, you can engage with administrators, trustees, physician executives, nursing administrators, public health officials, and community leaders. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to advance your knowledge and network with like-minded professionals who share your passion for improving rural health.

May 7 - 9, 2024, Kansas City, MO

Join the American Hospital Association's Accelerating Health Equity Conference from May 7th to 9th, 2024, in Kansas City, MO. This conference aims to unite healthcare leaders and organizations working tirelessly to accelerate health equity. Take advantage of this opportunity to collaborate with other passionate individuals and continue driving change together.

Unfortunately, healthcare disparities and inequities continue to persist, with systemic drivers such as structural racism and economic disadvantages resulting in unequal health outcomes across different patient populations. But there's good news: education, safe and affordable housing, transportation, and access to nutritious food all have a significant impact on an individual's overall health and quality of life. By working together, we can make a real difference and make healthcare more equitable.

This conference allows you to join 1,000 front-line leaders in healthcare and community organizations. You'll be able to build partnerships and develop and sustain diversity and inclusion efforts across the field. Don't wait - come and be part of the change we need to see.

May 6-10, 2024, New Orleans, LA

Discover the latest advances in rural health at the 47th Annual Rural Health Conference, hosted by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) in the vibrant city of New Orleans, Louisiana.

 Join hundreds of rural health leaders nationwide from May 6-10 for an unforgettable experience with over 80 innovative, practical, and cost-saving sessions. In addition to the sessions, various associated events will provide opportunities to network and learn from other professionals in the field.

 As a national nonprofit membership organization, NRHA is dedicated to bringing together thousands of members from all over the United States to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. Take advantage of this unique chance to raise the standard for rural health and enhance your professional development.

May 6-7, 2024, New Orleans, LA

Are you passionate about promoting health equity in rural America? If so, attend the NRHA's Health Equity Conference this May 6-7 in New Orleans, LA. This conference is unique in its focus on the health equity challenges facing rural communities and is an essential event for anyone dedicated to providing quality healthcare to underserved populations.

Whether you're a rural health practitioner, hospital administrator, clinic director, social worker, state or federal health employee, or academic or community member, this conference is for you. Join them to explore ways to improve healthcare services for marginalized populations like LGBTQIA+, veterans, homeless rural residents, and members of multiracial and multicultural rural communities.

Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with other healthcare professionals and learn how to make a difference in rural health equity.

May 7-10, 2024, New Orleans, LA

Are you interested in learning from the top innovators thriving in rural healthcare? 

The 9th Rural Hospital Innovation Summit by NRHA will take place in New Orleans, LA, from May 6 to 10, alongside the 47th Annual Rural Health Conference and associated events. 

This premier event covers a wide range of topics, such as leveraging population health outcomes, frontiers in value-based care, advancing payment innovation, workforce recruitment and retention, models of community coordination, and new revenue opportunities. Join them to network with other high-performing leaders in healthcare and gain insights into the latest innovations and strategies.

August 4-7, 2024, Washington, D.C.

The Association of Clinicians for the Underserved is hosting its 2024 Conference, which will be amazing! The theme is "Transformation: Elevating Care, Clinicians, and Communities," and you won't want to miss it. 

The conference will be held from August 4 to August 7, 2024, at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel, which will soon become a Westin Hotel in the beautiful city of Washington, D.C.

The best part? You'll get to meet and network with healthcare clinicians, administrators, advocates, and public health leaders from all over the United States who share your passion for improving healthcare delivery for underserved populations.

So, mark your calendar now for an unforgettable experience!

August 24-26, 2024 Atlanta, GA In-person and hybrid 

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) represents community health centers across the country, which serve as the primary medical home for over 30 million people at over 14,000 sites across America. 

The NACHC Community Health Institute (CHI) and EXPO are the most significant annual gatherings of health center clinicians, executives, consumer board members, and State/Regional Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks. The conference is in Atlanta, GA, from August 24-26. The conference attendees will be able to hear from industry leaders about cutting-edge ideas and partnerships to enhance financial sustainability and improve care, network with peers from across the country and U.S. territories, and exchange ideas and best practices to remain vibrant and viable in the healthcare marketplace.

Sept. 17-21, 2024, Washington, D.C.

Mental Health America is an esteemed community-based nonprofit organization that has been promoting and addressing mental health as a crucial aspect of overall wellness since 1909. They offer a wide range of programs and services, including prevention, early identification, and intervention services for people across the United States.

The 2024 annual conference is a highly anticipated event held from September 17 to 21 in Washington, D.C., and online, bringing together thousands of mental health advocates worldwide. This empowering and innovative conference is a unique opportunity for peers, providers, government officials, media professionals, and others to share invaluable knowledge and foster the next wave of advocacy for mental health.

This year's conference features a stellar lineup of renowned speakers from the mental health field. Previous speakers have included musicians Michelle Williams and Andy Grammer, author Ibram X. Kendi, Congressman Jamie Raskin, World Champion medalist swimmer Allison Schmitt, and soccer star Abby Wambach. 

You don't want to miss this chance to be inspired, empowered, and enlightened as you join this dynamic group of mental health advocates in igniting a collective spark that will help shape the future of mental health advocacy.

Oct. 27-30, 2024 Minneapolis, MN

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is hosting its Annual Meeting and Expo in Minneapolis, MN, from Oct. 27-30, 2024. As a convenor, catalyst, and advocate, the APHA is dedicated to strengthening the public health community's capacity. 

This year's meeting has a fantastic theme: "Building Trust in Public Health and Science." Public health ensures that we live longer, healthier lives by preventing illnesses and promoting well-being. However, recent political polarization, underfunding, and distrust of scientific research have posed challenges to achieving these goals. APHA seeks to address the threat of pseudoscience, which undermines the promise and effectiveness of public health, and rebuild trust in public health and science. 

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