We are thrilled to announce the 2021 New England Rural Health Conference –  Rural Resiliency: Innovation and the Journey Forward on November 3rd and 4th at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine.

This has been a challenging year for all of us but, the fall conference gives us hope and excitement for in-person connection and learning that we have been so greatly missing. So many innovative programs and opportunities have arisen from fighting the pandemic and we want to highlight the rural strength and creativity that has clearly shown through.

Our conference is an opportunity for rural healthcare professionals, hospital administrators, educators, students and community leaders to learn from experts in rural topics, and to network with each other. Designed to involve all sectors that impact the health of people in rural New England, this multidisciplinary event gives attendees the opportunity to delve into specific areas of interest or participate in sessions spanning a variety of topic areas. 

This event is designed to meet the needs of those interested in improving the health and wellbeing of our region's rural communities. Over the past 20+ years, the annual conference has become one of the Association's largest events, attracting over 300 participants. We will be gathering in person this year and also offering the opportunity to join in virtually as well!

We can’t wait to be back at Sunday River with all of you!


Register TODAY!



Benjamin Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Vice President, Rural Health and Hospitals 
Colorado Hospital Association


As Vice President for Rural Health and Hospitals at the Colorado Hospital Association, Benjamin Anderson provides leadership and direction in the development and execution of the association’s rural strategies, advocates on behalf of rural hospitals and health systems and works to develop strategic partnerships with organizations that affect the health of rural Coloradans. 

He has 20 years of experience in health care and non-profit administration, and is a nationally-recognized leader in health equity and transforming rural health care through an innovative approach to attracting physicians to diverse, underserved areas with a generous paid time off package to be used for international volunteer work. 

Benjamin is Co-Principal Investigator of a nationally-released toolkit and playbook called, “Redefining Leadership: A Pathway for Rural Health to Thrive in a COVID-19 World.” Prior to joining CHA, he spent six years serving as the CEO of Kearny County Hospital in Lakin, Kan. Benjamin earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and an MBA from Drury University as well as a Master’s of Health Care Delivery Science from Dartmouth College.



Registration Pricing is as follows: 

Professional Pricing

Full Conference - $275

Wednesday Only - $150

Thursday Only - $150


Student Pricing

Student Full Conference - $125

Student Wednesday Only - $75

Student Thursday Only - $75


Also, don't forget that if you are an active member of the NERHA you will receive $50 OFF your Full Conference Registration!

Register TODAY!


To reserve lodging, please call the Sunday River Resort at (800) 207-2365 during the hours of 8AM - 5PM EDT or visit their website to book online. Once registered you will also receive a link and our group discount code to book your room!



 Be sure to check out here for Sponsor Opportunities!

Thank you to our current sponsors for supporting rural health!