Reaching the Rural Population: Making a Difference Together

Joining together to improve the lives of the underserved and underepresented rural population.

Thank you for participating in the conference! Reaching the Rural Population: Making a Difference Together centered around an important shared goal: reaching those that have historically been unreachable, offering much-needed and sometimes even life-changing services. If you have further questions or comments about the conference topics, speakers, or CEUs, please reach out to us here.

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Mark your calendars for Arbor Place’s free conference, coming August 16-17, 2023.
We’re bringing the area’s leading professionals together to connect, share personal experiences, and learn modern evidence-based approaches as we focus on reaching all populations, specifically the often-forgotten rural population. There are visceral, complex disparities between urban and rural populations and their access to behavioral health services. Join us as we change that together.

Event Information

The conference will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with check-in beginning at 8 a.m., Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17. Register by August 7 to guarantee your spot. There is no cost to attend. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be provided by Minnesota State University – Mankato, at no cost.

There will also be an optional event at 5 p.m. on August 16. Arbor Place, Inc. will soon begin construction of a new treatment unit specifically designed for pregnant and parenting women with children and we want your input! What do you see as programming and service needs for this population?  How could the availability of a women’s and children’s treatment unit impact your work?

This optional event will be an opportunity to share your thoughts as we work on program development for a new treatment unit. A light meal will be provided.

The conference will be held at the Florian Gardens in Eau Claire. A block of rooms has been reserved at the nearby Metropolis Resort in Eau Claire at a rate of $95.00 per night plus taxes and applicable fees. Rooms are blocked for the nights of Tuesday, August 15, 2023, and Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

To reserve a room, please call 715-334-8751.
Please mention the room block of: “Arbor Place Inc. Inaugural Learning Summit.”
The block of rooms will be in place until July 15, 2023.


Meet Our Keynote Speaker

Dr. Ken Minkoff

Dr. Minkoff is Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Senior at ZiaPartners, Inc., a behavioral health system consultation firm in Tucson, AZ. He is Board-Certified as an addiction psychiatrist and community psychiatrist. Dr. Minkoff has been recognized as a national and international leader in the strategic development of quality-driven managed behavioral health  care systems and integrated services and systems for complex populations for over 25 years.

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Expand Your Reach

Amplify Your Impact

You'll learn how to expand your practice's mission, so it reaches your surrounding rural communities. We will also share ideas and build powerful partnerships. Together, we can make a difference in the areas we serve.

Free to Attend

Grow Your Practice

Discover invaluable ways you can grow your practice, invest in your community, and reach the unreachable, with no cost to attend.

Refine Your Approach

Hone Your Knowledge

Maintain certification or licensure requirements, all while building your knowledge and skills with this unique professional development opportunity.

Connect with Peers

Cultivate Your Network

You'll learn how to better support your clients while connecting with your peers and growing your personal and professional networks.

Change begins with us.

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Join Us August 16-17

Register for the 2023 Arbor Place Conference, Reaching the Rural Population: Making a Difference Together today!

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