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2017 Nevada Public Health Annual Conference

The statewide NPHA annual conference provides an opportunity for Nevada's public health professionals to gather together to discuss relevant public health issues, as well as a chance to network, meet, and stay connected with other professionals in Nevada. Continuing education credits are also available for several public health disciplines. The location of the NPHA annual conference alternates yearly between northern and southern Nevada, providing greater accessibility to participants.

Conference Overview

The landscape of public health policy appears to be shifting with the new political climate. Potential changes to the Affordable Care Act, the Prevention and Public Health Fund, climate change policy, and new legislation in Nevada will have an impact on many of our public health programs. The annual NPHA conference provides a great opportunity to examine this changing policy landscape and promote discussion about improving public health outcomes in Nevada.

Who Should Attend

Health care providers, clinicians, educators, epidemiologists and other researchers, administrators and program staff, and students representing all sectors of the public health system, including government, academia, non-profit organizations, and private business.

Conference Sponsorship Opportunities

Raise the visibility of your organization, build and reinforce relationships, and support public health in Nevada by sponsoring the annual conference. We have a range of sponsorship levels to meet the  needs of your organization. Each sponsorship level includes complimentary conference registration for 1-5 individuals (depending on level).  Your sponsorship supports the mission of NPHA and allows us to keep conference registration costs low, encouraging the participation of students and others with limited funds for conferences and travel.  Custom packages are available. For more information or customized sponsorship opportunities, please contact Melissa O'Brien at or 775.784.1983. 

Conference Sponsorship Packages

Registration Fees

Online registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available on 9/28 at 8:30 am. 

Regular Registration (August 15 - September 2, 2017):

  • $200 Professional member rate full conference (Thursday and Friday)
  • $115 Professional member rate one day only (Thursday or Friday)
  • $85 Student member rate full conference (Thursday and Friday)

Late Registration (September 3  - September 28, 2017):

  • $225 Professional member rate full conference (Thursday and Friday)
  • $140 Professional member rate one day only (Thursday or Friday)
  • $110 Student member rate full conference (Thursday and Friday)

All registrants must be current NPHA members. An additional annual membership fee of $40 will be due if membership is not current. The student annual membership fee is $20. Individuals who register as students must present valid student ID at the conference. 

Hotel Information

Hotel rooms are available at the Whitney Peak Hotel for the nights Wednesday, September 27th and Thursday, September 28th at the group rate of $102 plus applicable taxes. Make your room reservations by September 7th to receive the group rate. Book your room online or by calling 775.398.5400. Use booking code NPHA92817. 

Continuing Education Credit

CHES: Sponsored by the Nevada Public Health Association, a designated a provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.  This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 11.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

CPH: Approved for 11.5 CPH credits.

Dental: Pursuant to NAC 631.173.4E dentists and dental hygienists may claim 11.5 hours of continuing education credit for participation in this educational activity. 

Nurses: The University of Nevada School of Medicine approves this program for 11.5 hours of nursing continuing education credit.

Pharmacists: The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is a provider of continuing education credit through the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy. This program is approved for 11.5 hours of continuing education credit for pharmacists.

Social Work: The Nevada State Board of Social Work Examiners approves this program for 11.5 continuing education hours. Approval number A-817-01. 

Nevada Public Health Association
P.O. Box 8543, Reno, NV 89507
 (775) 784-1235

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