This is the last week to register for the annual Governor’s Quality Award Health Care Seminar on Tuesday, June 21 at the Embassy Suites Little Rock. This year’s theme is “From Genetic Codes to Zip Codes: Linking Quality Health Care and Healthy Environments.”

Trent Haywood, MD, JD, chief medical officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, will discuss “Zip Code Patterns: Geographic Traits or Geographic Behaviors?” at 9 a.m.

The seminar will conclude with Lowell Kruse, former president and CEO of Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Mo. As chairman of the board of Communities of Excellence 2026, Kruse will discuss how this initiative is “Improving the Health and Well-Being of People Using a Performance Excellence Approach,” at 1:30 p.m.

Other presentations include a panel discussion at 10:45 a.m. on “Affecting Population Health in Arkansas,” and, at 1 p.m. you will learn about “Healthy Active Arkansas: Your Role in Our Statewide Plan.”

Seminar Cost: $50 per person, includes lunch.

Register here

Seminar Continuing Education: 5.5 hours approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the Arkansas Office of Long Term Care.

For more information: Contact Sue Weatter at 501-372-2222 or