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Awards

The Arizona Rural Health Association enjoys distributing awards each year to deserving members in recognition for their accomplishments in supporting rural healthcare in the state.  View the award recognitions below:



Dr. Sara Gibson was named to receive the (2022)  Ronald S. Weinstein Innovation Award during the June Rural Health Conference held in Flagstaff, Arizona. This Award recognizes an individual who has pioneered the use of telehealth technology and/or telehealth policy that advanced healthcare access for people living in rural and/or remote areas of Arizona.   This photo includes Dr. Gibson with colleagues from the Arizona Telemedicine Program, University of Arizona.


Alma Ramirez accepts the Martha Ortiz Volunteer of Year Award on behalf of William Dudley, Aguila Rural Library Manager.  The Martha Ortiz Volunteer Award is made in recognition of advocacy and contribution of time, dedication, and commitments that have made an identifiable difference in the health care provided to Arizona’s rural and medically underserved communities.


Elizabeth Hall-Lipsy received the 2022 President's Award during the 48th Annual Rural Health Conference. Elizabeth, past President of the AzRHA,  was presented the Award by AzRHA's  current President, Holly Figueroa. 


Skyler and Emily Brice were present to receive the Inspiring Rural Health program award (2022) for their work to  for their efforts to organize the Payson Homeless and Homeless Veterans initiative - Payson Warming Center.   The Inspiring Rural Health Program Award is made every year to recognize a program within a community, at the local or state level, that involves one or more health professionals or entities, and promotes or facilitates the development of rural health delivery systems. Factors considered in selecting the awardee include coordination of services, networking and collaboration, innovation in development and implementation, and lasting impact of the program. This award honors excellence in the provision of health services to rural and/or other medically underserved people. 


About the Association

Established in 1994, the Arizona Rural Health Association, Inc. (AzRHA) serves as an independent organization after serving as the Advisory Committee of the Arizona Center for Rural Health for many years. 

Learn more about the association here

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Arizona Rural Health Association
Email: azrhassociation@gmail.com



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