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Annual Conference for Michigan community health centers and MPCA members.

8/30/2015 to 9/1/2015
When: 8/30/2015
Sunday, August 30 - Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Where: Grand Traverse Resort
100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd
Acme, MI  49610
Contact: Barb Lincoln

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You are invited to attend MPCA's 2015 Annual Conference that will be held on August 30-September 1, 2015, at the beautiful Grand Traverse Resort & Spa located in Acme, MI. 


The MPCA Annual Conference brings together Michigan Health Center staff and board members to learn from each other and expert faculty on clinical, finance, operations, governance, and administrative topics. It is an opportunity to refuel, engage, and return home with new ideas, connections, resources, tools, and approaches to strengthen your Health Center's programs, services, and operations. 


Agenda - subject to change

Click above to view the draft agenda. Check back often because it will continue to be updated. 


Annual Conference Presentations  


Registration - is closed



Earlybird Rates (before August 19, 2015)


$495 - MPCA Member

$400 - 5th attendee or more from your organization

$400 - Monday only

$300 - Tuesday only 

$575 - Non-member


After August 19th until August 27th


$550 - MPCA Member

$400 - 5th attendee or more from your organization

$445 - Monday only

$300 - Tuesday only

$625 - Non-member


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations and refunds must be submitted in writing. Substitutions are accepted in lieu of cancellations. A 10% administrative fee is charged for all cancellation and refund requests. No refunds will be given within 5 business days of the event.


Hotel Information


Grand Traverse Resort

100 Grand Traverse Village Blvd

Acme, MI 49610

Check-in: 4:00 pm

Check-out: 11:00 am


Room Rates - Based on single/double occupancy. Addition adult will be charged $15 per person, per night


$159 - Hotel Room + tax and resort fee $14.95

$189 - Tower Room + tax and resort fee $14.95


Resort Fee

The resort fee includes unlimited use of resort fitness center, whirlpools, saunas and indoor pools, outdoor pools and beachfront facilities, preferred guest pricing for golf courses and tennis facilities, in-room coffee, high-speed internet access in Hotel and Tower rooms and condominiums, on-property shuttle to Cherry Capital Airport and Turtle Creek Casino, unlimited toll-free and credit card access phone calls, voicemail message service, daily newspaper upon request, safe deposit box, preferred car rental pricing through Enterprise in Traverse City, golf bag storage, and parking. 


Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-236-1577 and be sure to ask for the Michigan Primary Care Association room block to receive the discounted rates. The deadline to make reservations is July 29, 2015, before our room block is released to the general public. After this date, the discounted rate cannot be guaranteed, and rooms will be on a space available basis.   


Sponsorship, Exhibitor & Advertising Opportunities 

The MPCA Annual Conference presents a prime opportunity for organizations to share the goods, services, and expertise that Health Centers need to strengthen their operations and services. For information on registering to become a conference sponsor, exhibiting during the Exhibitors Showcase on August 31, and/or advertising in the conference materials, click here



Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is just six miles northeast of Traverse City, Michigan and only 10 minutes from Traverse City’s Cherry Capital Airport, which is serviced by many major carriers. For guests who are flying in, Grand Traverse Resort offers complimentary Airport Shuttle service to and from the Resort. Advanced shuttle arrangements can be made by calling 231-534-6420.  You will need to provide your flight information. For other forms of ground transportation to/from the airport, click here. Detroit and Chicago are within a 4-to-6 hour drive.


Contact Barb Lincoln, Training and Education Manager, 517.853.1062 or


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