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Annual Rural Health Conference Focus: ‘25 Years of Learning From Each Other’

Celebrating the Successes and Preparing for the Challenges Facing Rural Health in the Coming Years


WHAT: The Oregon Office of Rural Health at Oregon Health & Science University, the Area Health Education Centers, the Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network and the Oregon Rural Health Association will hold their 25th Annual Rural Health Conference. The theme is “25 Years of Learning from Each Other: Celebrating the Successes and Preparing for the Challenges Facing Rural Health in the Coming Years.

The conference opens Thursday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m., and continues through Saturday Sept. 27, 11:45 a.m.

Riverhouse Resort and Conference Center, 3075 N. Highway 97, Bend, Ore.

The conference includes sessions on recruitment and retention, medical home models, community dental and integrated care models, and other rural health issues.


For a complete agenda, please visit: For more information, please contact:  Robert Duehmig, Oregon Office of Rural Health, 503 494-4450, 503 887-4454 or


About OHSU
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and Oregon’s only academic health center. OHSU is Portland's largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,400 employees. OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.

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