Women’s Health Symposium – Exhibitor and Sponsors

Date(s) - 05/12/2016 - 05/13/2016
All Day

Prescott Resort & Conference Center

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Date and Time:
Thursday, May 12th 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday, May 13th 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Prescott Resort
1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ 86301

Event Description:

As part of the Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network’s work promoting policies, services, and practices that improve the health of Arizona women, we are hosting our first annual Women’s Health Symposium to recognize and share best practices from organizations serving women in rural Arizona. This conference is both a chance to commemorate National Women’s Health Week with meaningful professional development and networking, as well as an opportunity to support and experience the community of Prescott. Please join us for information, resources, and discussions on how to understand and serve women’s health needs in our rural communities.

Why You Should Attend:

Join the Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network in sponsoring the first annual Women’s Health Symposium, an event designed to celebrate and further develop the work being done in our rural communities. Sponsoring the symposium is a unique and affordable opportunity to outreach to a wide variety of health organizations from across the state. Participants and presenters will include state employees, health center staff, administrators, community health workers, community organizations, and more. Please contact Hailey Alcaraz at haileya@aachc.org for more information on the sponsorship opportunities, or to create a package that suits your needs!


Day 1–May 12, 2016


10:00am to 12:00pm Check in
12:00pm to 1:15pm Lunch, Rural Health Champions Awards Ceremony
1:15pm to 2:15pm Keynote | Prevention Institutepi-logo_sv
2:15pm to 2:30pm Break
2:30pm to 3:30pm Breakout Sessions

  • Es Dificil Ser Mujer/Is it Difficult to be a Woman? Exploring Depression Among Women of Reproductive Age While Providing them with Coping Skills and Community Resources | Rachel Noriega, Mariposa Community Health Center
  • Prevention Institute Workshop | Prevention Institute
  • Innovative Community Outreach Panel
    • Approaching the Triple Aim Fire Service Style: Mobile Integrated Healthcare-Community Paramedicine | Melanie Mitros, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives
    • Reaching the Hard to Reach: Providing Nutrition Education to Families Exactly Where They Are | Rachel Cassinat, Registered Dietitian
3:30pm to 3:45pm Break
3:45pm to 4:45pm Breakout Sessions

  • Trauma Informed Care: A Healthcare Response | Erin Callinan, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Our Stories: Women Reflect on their Experiences with Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation | Donor Network of Arizona
  • Border Health Panel
    • A Public Health Needs Assessment of Migrant Women Left at the U.S.-Mexico Border | Stephanie Morales, MPH Student at the University of Arizona
    • Mujer a Mujer: A Peer Mentoring Model to Promote Women’s Self-Sufficiency | Susan Kunz, Mariposa Community Health Center
5:00pm to 6:30pm Reception

Day 2–May 13, 2016

7:30-8:30am Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:30am Breakout Sessions

  • The Medical Response to Sexual Assault: Understanding Medical Forensic Exams and VAWA | Tasha Menaker and Lindsay Ashworth, Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence
  • Rainbow Women: Enhancing the Emotional and Social Health of Sexual Minority Women | Mandee Rowley, University of Phoenix
  • Preconception Health Panel
    • Integrating Sweet Success to GDM Program into a Health Center in Northern Arizona: Lessons Learned | Kelly McCue, North Country HealthCare
    • Reproductive Health is More than You Think | Kristin Stookey, Arizona Family Health Partnership
    • Power Me A2Z: Preconception and Interconception Health | Susie Leo, Arizona Department of Health Services
9:30am to 9:45am Break
9:45am to 10:45am Breakout Sessions

  • Successful Strategies for Engaging Latinx Communities and Unmasking Popular Stereotypes | Planned Parenthood Arizona
  • Violence in our Rural Communities Panel
    • The Intersection of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Women’s Health | Dorothy Hastings, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers; Noemi Elizalde, Mariposa Community Health Center
    • Human Trafficking: Look Beneath the Surface | Stacey Sutherland, Pinal County Attorney’s Office
  • Understanding Cancer in our Communities Panel
    • Mind and Body Cancer Connection: How Emotions Affect your Health | Tracy Thurston, Cancer Support Community Arizona
    • Manos de Apoyos/Helping Hands | Patty Molina and Conchita Somosa, Mariposa Community Health Center
10:45am to 11:00am Break
11:00am to 12:00pm Action in our Communities Panel: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • Strengthening the Arizona Community Health Worker Workforce | Floribella Redondo, Arizona Community Health Outreach Workforce Coalition (AzCHOW)/Southeast Arizona Health Education Center (SEAHEC); Yanitza Solo, Arizona Department of Health Services
  • NAHZCASAFV: Working Together to Address Sexual Assault and Violence | Judith Wolfe, Indian Health Services; Rosemary Bolza, Ft. Defiance Indian Hospital
  • Health Center Advocacy 101 | Erika Martinez, Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
12:00pm to 12:15pm Wrap-up and closing


The Women’s Health Symposium will be held at the Prescott Resort in Prescott Arizona, and accommodations are provided at the Prescott Holiday Inn and the Hampton Inn, properties that are next-door to each other and just 3 miles away from the event location. A complimentary shuttle will be provided to help participants travel between the hotels and the Prescott Resort.

To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn or the Hampton, please call 928-445-8900 and explain you are with the Women’s Health Symposium group to receive the event rate of $89.00 per night. Rooms are limited, so be sure to reserve your accommodations as soon as possible!

If you are unable to stay at the Holiday Inn or Hampton Inn, there are two nearby locations to consider. Please note, these hotels are not affiliated with the symposium, and there is no event rate. Additionally, participants will be responsible for their own transportation to the event location, as the shuttle will only pick up from the Holiday Inn.

Event Overflow Locations:
Best Western Prescottonian
EconoLodge Prescott

Sponsor the Symposium or Reserve an Exhibitor Table

For questions please contact: haileya@aachc.org

Cost What it Includes
Exhibitor (nonprofit/presenter) $50 Exhibitor table
Exhibitor (for-profit) $150 Exhibitor table
Bronze Tier $200 Exhibitor table, logo on conference agenda


Bookings are closed for this event.