U.S. mapThe National Advisory Committee
on Rural Health and Human Services

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Fifty-Eighth Meeting of the National Advisory
Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

The Sofitel Hotel
806 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C., 20005
Phone: (202) 730-8800
Fax: (202) 730-8500

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 – Paris Ballroom

9:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

9:20 a.m. Approval of 2008 Report

9:30 a.m. HRSA’s View of Medical Home
Dr. Elizabeth Duke, Administrator
Health Resources and Services Administration

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. ACF and Serving At-Risk Children
Joan Ohl, Commissioner
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families in the Administration for Children and Families

Noon: Lunch

1:30 p.m. At-Risk Children in Rural Areas and Mental Health Services
Dr. Larke Huang, Senior Advisor on Children
Office of the Administrator
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

2:15 p.m. Workforce Projections
Rose Woods, Economist and
Betty Su, Economist
Division of Industry Employment Projections
Bureau of Labor Statistics

3:15 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. The Workforce Investment Act: Implications for Rural Communities
Gay Gilbert, Administrator of the Office of Workforce Investment
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

4:15 p.m. Call for Public Comment

Thursday, February 21, 2008 – Paris Ballroom

9:00 a.m. Call to Order

9:30 a.m. The Medical Home Model: Implications for Rural Areas
Dr. Bob Berenson, Senior Fellow
The Urban Institute

10:30 a.m. Workforce and Rural Community Colleges Panel
Dr. Cheryl Sparks, Chair, Rural Community College Alliance,
Jane Batson, Chair, Division of Health, Eastern New Mexico University - Roswell, and
Roxanne Fulcher, Director, Health Professions Policy, American Association of Community Colleges

11:30 a.m. Selection of Subcommittees and Chairs

Noon Lunch

1:30 p.m. The Medicare Medical Home Demonstration
James Coan, Social Science Research Analyst
Office of Research Development and Information
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

2:15 p.m. Call for Public Comment

2:45 p.m. Subcommittee Discussions


Friday, February 22, 2008 – Paris Ballroom

8:30 a.m. Review of Meeting
Subcommittee Chair Reports

9:15 a.m. Instructions to Staff on Report Preparation

9:45 a.m. Preview of June Meeting
Tom Ricketts and Jennifer Chang

10:15 a.m. Letter to the Secretary

10:30 a.m. Call for Public Comment