DRCHSD 2023 Annual Summit

Memphis TN,
The National Rural Health Resource Center

Delta Region Community Health Systems Development (DRCHSD) Program 2023 Annual Summit Event

Each September the DRCHSD Program holds its annual Summit Event.

For the last three years, due to the pandemic, we have held this event virtually. This year we will host the summit in person on Wednesday, September 13, and Thursday, September 14 in Memphis, Tennessee.


Wednesday, September 13, 2023

FINAL - Welcome to the DRCHSD 2023 Annual Summit.pdf (3.2 MB)


Keynote - Equity Means Everyone: Communities and HCOs Creating Solutions (coming soon)


FINAL Winning the Hearts and Minds of your Community.pdf (7.1 MB)


FINAL - Affiliations and Partnerships.pdf (2.53 MB)


FINAL Quality Approaches to Reducing Hospital Readmissions and Improving Transitions of Care.pdf (4.03 MB)


FINAL Stability of Rural Health - No Margin, No Mission.pdf (2.39 MB)


Final -Human Centered Leadership- Slides.pdf (7.55 MB)


FINAL - A Route to Transportation Management for Rural Communities.pdf (4.75 MB)


Navigating the Top Threats Facing America's Rural Health Care Organizations (coming soon)


Thursday, September 14, 2023

FINAL Policy and Regulatory Updates.pdf (1.86 MB)


The Key To Independance Is Partnership (coming soon)


FINAL - DRCHSD Adolescent Mental Health Initiatives.pdf (1.62 MB)


FINAL - Defending Against Cyberthreats.pdf (3.34 MB)


FINAL - Enhance Your Relationships.pdf (1.94 MB)


Event Objectives:

  • Learn from DRCHSD peers on: 
    • Approaches to address transportation barriers in accessing care
    • Innovative and creative strategies to address behavioral health needs
    • Partnerships that preserve organizational independence
    • Protecting your organization against cyber threats
  • Discover how to work collaboratively to develop innovative solutions that prioritize equity for all
  • Learn how to employ effective strategies to win staff and patients 
  • Understand how transitional care management can enhance patient outcomes
  • Learn how to determine whether an affiliation or partnership may benefit your organization and community
  • Learn what Human-Centered Leadership entails
  • Discover key strategies to ensure financial stability for rural hospitals
  • Learn how to navigate the seven crucial pressure points affecting rural healthcare
  • Understand the latest federal rural health policy and regulatory updates
  • Learn effective strategies for addressing challenging subjects in the medical field


Upcoming Events

Join us for this year's 2024 Flex Reverse Site Visit: Moving Flex Forward: Empowering Rural Health Through Evaluation and Storytelling in Washington, DC.
In part two of this webinar series, speakers will provide feedback on
participants’ content niche ideas and audience personas.
Using the 5Ws (who, what, when, where and why) framework, this two-part webinar
series will help communications professionals in rural hospitals or health systems who
would like to maximize the limited time and resources they have for social media.
This webinar will explore the distinctions of Medicare Advantage and its impact on rural health care organizations. Participants will learn about the fundamentals of this health plan, as well as the unique challenges Medicare Advantage can pose to patients and providers.
This presentation will review common deficiencies found during certification and/or recertification surveys as well as best practices to continually review the RHC’s operations to identify risks.
Join us to explore how we can optimize resources among Flex, SHIP, and the Delta Region Community Health Systems Development Program. We'll delve into the purpose of each program and discuss strategies for effective coordination and communication to best serve our rural communities!