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RCPA members are invited to join the next Member Update Webinar on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 1:30 pm. Please register here to attend this webinar and get the latest updates on COVID developments and protocol, legislation affecting providers, and other industry-related news. The agenda will be issued prior to the webinar; members are asked to submit any questions or concerns that they would like covered during this webinar to tmiletic@paproviders.org. We look forward to your participation.

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On July 19, 2021, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra announced the renewal of the national Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration of the PHE will remain in effect for 90 days unless renewed again, which HHS has done (five times). The PHE status enables the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to keep in place many waivers of Medicare rules.

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Advisory Board, established under section 1252 of the Federal Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 1996 (42 U.S.C.A. § 300d-52), will hold their next virtual public meeting on August 6, 2021. Due to health concerns related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the virtual public meeting will be held by means of Microsoft Teams from 9:00 am–1:00 pm.

Meeting materials will be sent out before the virtual public meeting. Contact Nicole Johnson with any questions. To join the Microsoft Teams virtual public meeting, call (267) 332-8737. The conference ID is 800547238#.

The Department of Health’s (DOH) Head Injury Program (HIP) strives to ensure that eligible individuals who have a TBI receive high quality rehabilitative services aimed at reducing functional limitations and improving quality of life. The Board assists the Department in understanding and meeting the needs of persons living with TBI and their families. This quarterly virtual public meeting will provide updates on a variety of topics, including the number of people served by HIP. In addition, meeting participants will discuss budgetary and programmatic issues, community programs relating to traumatic brain injury, and available advocacy opportunities.

For additional information, or for persons with a disability who wish to attend the virtual public meeting and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to do so, contact Nicole Johnson, Division of Community Systems Development and Outreach at (717) 772-2763, or for speech and/or hearing-impaired persons, contact V/TT (717) 783-6514 or the Pennsylvania Hamilton Relay Service at (800) 654-5984.

Sponsor, Exhibit, and Advertise at Hybrid Conference in Hershey with RCPA, Maryland Community Behavioral Health, and The Ability Network of Delaware: Leading the Way: Hoping, Healing, Helping
Sponsorship Examples Included

Join RCPA, MDCBH, and A.N.D. as we host the 2021 Conference September 28–October 1 at the Hershey Lodge in PA. Our collective staff, as well as the Conference Committee, are excited to release this year’s Sponsors, Exhibitors, and Advertisers Brochure, with new opportunities to get involved and be visible.

New this year is the option to join either the hybrid or the virtual-only event. Also available this year is exhibit booth self-selection. Sponsors who would also like to exhibit on-site will be given first choice; exhibitors who submit their contract and payment by July 16 will be given second choice.

Don’t miss your chance to be seen and to support the work of these dynamic organizations! The event is a highlight for the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware mental health, intellectual disability, medical rehabilitation, brain injury, vocational rehabilitation, children’s, aging/physical disabilities, and drug and alcohol provider communities. Complete information about exhibiting, sponsoring, and advertising options are available from the link above.

Sponsor, Exhibit, and Advertise
Exhibit activities take place September 29–30. RCPA encourages all interested parties to complete the contract now! Events within Connections Hall include an opening reception, breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, and prize giveaways. Exhibit hours occur during the two busiest days of the conference, increasing the likelihood that exhibitors — an integral component to conference success — have the opportunity to interact with attendees. A “Best of Show” competition provides even more prospects to engage guests. Winners receive a discount on 2022 exhibit rates.

Interaction with conference guests outside of Connections Hall is just as important! Participating in other conference events such as receptions, meals, and educational offerings provides exhibitors with greater potential and flexibility to establish new opportunities for business.

Exciting Sponsorship Opportunities
Our associations are privileged to include the finest organizations in the field for this conference. Within each sponsorship circle, specific events and items such as meals, receptions, conference tote bags, attendee materials, entertainment, charging station, etc. are available, providing additional “naming recognition” for sponsors. You can view these options and more here. Sponsorships may be shared. Please contact Sarah Eyster to reserve your opportunity.

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The deadline for inclusion in all digital material is August 30. Sponsors, exhibitors, and advertisers who wish to be listed on the website and the virtual platform must adhere to that timeline.

Our associations look forward to welcoming you at the conference! Space and opportunities are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis and no reservation is considered complete without payment. If questions remain, please contact Sarah Eyster, Conference Coordinator.