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17th Annual Spring Conference
February 27 - March 2, 2016

Register for the Spring Conference 

Book your hotel today!


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View the Conference Program!

Please email conference@nationalhealthystart.org with questions.

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring the Spring Conference?

Check out the Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities page.


Would you like to perform with the Healthy Start Choir?

Please email Bonita Agee and let her know what section you sing in. Rehearsals will be on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.

2016 Individual Registration Rates


Onsite Rate

Early Bird Rate*

NHSA Members






Non-NHSA Members



*Early bird conference registration rates. These will be in effect until February 1, 2016.

**NHSA Members are defined as those currently in good standing at the time of registration. Member dues MUST BE PAID by Feb 12, 2016 or registration rate will be automatically increased to Non-NHSA Member.

Cancellation Policy:
100% of registration fees will be refunded until 02/01/2016.
50% of registration fees will be refunded from 02/02/2016 to 02/12/2016.
No Refunds will be given after 02/12/2016.

Check Policy
All checks needs to be received by February 20, 2016.
Please make your checks payable to:
National Healthy Start Association
1325 G Street, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20005

In the event a check might not be received by February 20, 2016, please bring a copy of the check to REGISTRATION DESK. Full payment is required in order to check in onsite at the conference.

Make your hotel reservations TODAY!

Please make your hotel reservations early with the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NationalHealthyStart2016 or at 1-202-737-1234 and let them know you're staying for the National Healthy Start Association conference.

Hotel Room Rates

Single occupancy


Double occupancy


Triple occupancy


Quadruple occupancy






The deadline for reservations at the discounted rates is January 26, 2016 or until the room block has reached capacity.

Complimentary Internet is available in your guest rooms and a 5% discount will be available to NHSA Spring Conference attendees in hotel restaurant and gift shop.

Ground Transportation to/from Hyatt Regency Washington

From/To Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA)

Taxi: Taxis to our hotel near the Washington DC metro are available outside the baggage claim area. Fare is approximately $14 - $18 (10-20 min)

Metro Washington, DC Subway: Take the Yellow line from the airport to the Gallery Place/Chinatown stop. Transfer to the Red line to Union Station (2nd stop). The Union Station Metro stop is located three blocks from the hotel. Fare is approximately $2.70 (20-25 min). Fares may vary based on time-of day. To check fares, visit the WMATA website.

Super Shuttle: Available 7 days a week. Shuttle vans are located at the airport, outside the baggage claim area at Ground Transportation. Look for blue vans with yellow lettering. The shuttles make multiple stops and drop off directly at the hotel. Advance reservations may be made by calling 800-BlueVan (800-258-3826) or on Super Shuttle's website. Approximate fare is $14 one way, timing is dependent upon number of stops required by passengers.

From/To Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Taxi: Taxis are available on the lower level outside baggage claim. Fare is approximately $60 - $80 (50-60 min)

Super Shuttle: Approximate fare is $26 one way ($10 for additional passengers in same party).

From/To Baltimore/Washington Airport (BWI)

Taxi:Taxis are available on the lower level outside baggage claim. Fare is approximately $63 (1 hour)

MARC TRAIN Washington, DC: This is a commuter train from BWI to Union Station, which is 3 blocks from the hotel. Approximate cost is $7 one way. The MARC train runs weekdays only.

Super Shuttle: Approximate fare is $37 one way ($12 for additional passengers in same party).

From/To Union Station/Amtrak Washington, DC

Walking: Hotel is located near Union Station, just 3 blocks away. Follow exit signs to get to the front of Union Station Washington, DC. Take E Street (between the semi-circle of flags) to the intersection of E Street, NW and New Jersey Avenue, NW. The hotel will be directly in front of you.

Taxis:Taxis are available outside the main entrance of Union Station. Approximate fare is $5.50, with possible surcharges


The National Healthy Start Association Inc.
1325 G Street, NW Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 296-2195 
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