Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Oklahoma Rural Health Conference

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Plan now to attend this exciting event on May 19th – 21st, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. The conference brings together members of the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma and stakeholders of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health. It is expected to attract more than 200 healthcare professionals from rural and underserved areas of the state.

Conference activities begin May 19th with a golf scramble at the nearby Westwood Golf Course. Lunch begins at 12:30pm with a tee time scheduled for 1:30pm. The 6200-yard course features wide, tree-lined fairways and gently contoured greens, twenty traps and several water hazards. The challenging, yet playable course, is perfect for the weekend golfer or the advanced competitor. Proceeds from the golf scramble will benefit the Rural Health Association of Oklahoma.

Regular conference activities begin on the morning of May 20th and conclude with an awards luncheon on May 21st. Join us as we recognize the best and brightest serving the health care needs of rural Oklahoma.

The Embassy Suites Norman Hotel & Conference Center will host the conference. Located off I-35 on the north side of Norman, the hotel offers easy access to a variety of dining and shopping destinations. A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for conference attendees, but the supply is limited. To reserve a room, please visit the hotel's website (http://bit.ly/rhao15hotel) or call 1-866-577-1273. Use the Group Code: RHA when booking a room. Government employees may use the following link: http://bit.ly/RHAO15GvtRt or call 1-866-577-1273 to book a room. Use the Group Code: RHG when booking a room. A government ID will be required upon check-in.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Rural Health Advocacy for 2015

From the March 2015 edition of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's Oklahoma D.O., Duane Koehler, D.O. and Jeff Hackler, J.D., M.B.A., discuss the importance of physician advocates in helping shape federal health policy. Their article begins on page 22.