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Nominations Process



Sixtieth Meeting of the National Advisory
Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

Meeting Agenda
September 24-26, 2008

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
Phone: 800-642-5363

Wednesday – September 24, 2008
9:00 a.m. Opening of Meeting
  • Chair
9:15 a.m. Minnesota State Office of Rural Health, Mark Schoenbaum
9:20 a.m. Setting the Context for Rural Minnesota
  • Jim Krile, Former Director, Blandin Community Leadership Program
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Workforce & Community Development Panel
  •  Jay Fonkert, Senior Workforce Analyst, MN Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
  • Valerie DeFor, Director, Health Education Industry Partnership
  • Susan Speetzen, Health Care Specialist, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development, Workforce Development
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Serving At-Risk Children Panel
  • Penny Hatcher, MSN, DrPH, PHN, Child & Adolescent Health Unit Supervisor, MN Department of Health, Community & Family Health Division, Maternal Child Health Section
  • Ralph McQuarter, Prevention, Research and Grants Support Manager, MN Department of Human Services, Child Safety and Permanency Division
  • Linda Kaufmann, Senior Program Manager for Children, Youth & Families, Initiative Foundation
2:00 p.m. Break
2:15 p.m. Medical Home Panel
  • Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Health
  • Ray Christensen, Assistant Dean for Rural Health, University of Minnesota School of Medicine
  • Michael Wilcox, Medical Director, Mdewakanton Sioux Communities' Fire Emergency Service
3:30 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. Overview of Site Visits
4:00 p.m. Call for Public Comment
Thursday – September 25, 2008 – Subcommittee Site Visits
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30/8:45/9:00 a.m. Departure for Site Visits
8:30 a.m. Serving At-Risk Children Subcommittee
  Early Childhood Family Program, Hillside School, Sauk Rapids, MN
8:45 a.m. Workforce & Community Development Subcommittee
  Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, MN
9:00 a.m. Medical Home Subcommittee
  Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN
2:30 p.m. Departure back to Hotel
  Short Break
4:00 p.m. Subcommittee Time
4:45 p.m. Review of Subcommittee Visits
5:15 p.m. Letter to the Secretary
5:30 p.m. Call for Public Comment
Friday – September 26, 2008
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. NAC Planning Meeting
  • Report topics for 2010 discussion
9:30 a.m. Adjourn