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You are invited!

The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development announces the 2018 National Health Outreach Conference, “Engaging in a culture of health: Making waves in the land of 10,000 lakes.” We are proud to host this national conference on May 2-4, 2018, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America Hotel in Bloomington, Minn. We invite you to attend and to consider participating through sponsorship.

This conference will feature, local, regional and national examples of innovative approaches and partnerships that support healthy communities.

The conference focus represents a broad range of health initiatives, including multi-level, place-based and system-level strategies; health equity; behavioral and mental health; financial wellness; healthy aging; and collaborative strategies in health care.

We expect 350 Extension professionals and community leaders from across the United States will attend this conference. We are seeking sponsors who are committed to community health and would like to engage with a national audience.

Engage in creating a culture of health

The National Health Outreach Conference began as the Priester National Extension Health Conference. The conference was named for Jeanne Priester, who was a dynamic force for moving forward a health agenda with the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Beginning around 1993, a group of Cooperative Extension staff from around the country with a particular interest in health education began to meet regularly under Priester’s direction.

Eventually the group grew large enough to foster energy to organize the first National Extension Health Conference. Not surprisingly, organizers named the conference in honor of Priester, in recognition of her vision and her ability to organize and drive implementation of new ideas and projects.

In 2015, the conference was renamed the National Health Outreach Conference. This was done to bring in collaborators outside of Cooperative Extension who have the desire and drive to further health education and promotion nationwide. Since that time the following sites have hosted the conference: Atlanta, Georgia, Roanoke, Virginia, Annapolis, Maryland, and now in 2018 Bloomington, Minnesota.

A one-time opportunity

This year’s NHO conference in Bloomington gives all of us a one-time opportunity to work on moving the mark toward a stronger culture of health. You can have an even bigger impact by signing on as a sponsor of this conference.

The key goals of this conference are:

Through sponsorship, you can reach influential leaders in the field of health promotion. Here’s who will attend:

What will attendees gain from this conference?

kids with hands raised

"During the workshops I learned from other presenters about successful programs in their home states. I am planning on using several tools I discovered in my home county. Keynote speakers were motivational, and reminded us why we have to fight for the health of our children and communities."

— Conference attendee evaluation

Opportunities to connect: Conference schedule

Wednesday, May 2

Thursday, May 3

Friday May 4

Noon: Launch keynote address

Afternoon breakout sessions

Vendor fair

Dinner and keynote address

Breakfast and keynote presentation

Morning breakout sessions 

Noon: Priester awards luncheon

Afternoon breakout sessions

Appetizer reception and poster session

Vendor fair

Breakfast and keynote presentation

Morning breakout sessions

Noon: Closing luncheon

Vendor fair

mixed race couple with daughter

What 2017 attendees said:

"This conference was a good reminder of health disparities people face across the country." "Each year I recognize more professionals and can explore health promotion issues more deeply with them."

What 2017 attendees learned:

"How important the environment is to changing health behavior. How much work could be done in the schools to create a better health culture. That change takes time, and creating a culture of health will not just happen over night.

"Extension’s role in chronic disease prevention and management; cultivating partnerships for PSE changes; meeting USDA FSC challenges."

NHO 2018 event sponsorship levels*

logo with phone number 612-626-1864 or email to contact sharon muleGold Sponsors — $4,000

Prominent acknowledgement in promotional material
Company logo on scrolling slideshow prior to keynotes and general sessions
Two complimentary registrations (travel costs not included)
VIP seating
Acknowledgement from the podium

Maroon Sponsors — $2,000

Acknowledgement in promotional material
Company logo on scrolling slideshow prior to keynotes and general sessions
One complimentary registration (travel costs not included)
Acknowledgement from the podium

Break Sponsors — $1,000

Company logo on a break signage
Company logo scrolling prior to keynotes and general sessions
Acknowledgement in promotional material

Priester Awards Luncheon Sponsor — $4,000

Prominent acknowledgement in promotional material
Company logo on scrolling slideshow prior to keynotes and general sessions
Complimentary registration (travel costs not included) for two participants
VIP Seating for two at the Priester awards luncheon
Acknowledgement from the podium

Specific function or item sponsorship

Scholarships: $500 each
General exhibitor table: $700

*Please note: A portion of your sponsorship is not tax deductible. Each complimentary ticket includes a portion of direct goods and services, and will be represented as such on your sponsorship invoice per IRS guidelines.

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