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

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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

Siena Hotel
1505 East Franklin St.
Chapel Hill, NC
Phone: (919) 929-4000
Fax: (919) 968-8527

Monday - June 2, 2008 – Siena Hotel, Tuscany Room

8:15 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Opening of Meeting

  • Chair

9:15 a.m. Setting the Context for Rural North Carolina

  • Bland Simpson, Director, Creative Writing Program, UNC-Chapel Hill

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Workforce and Community Development Speaker or Panel

  • Erin Fraher - Director, NC Health Professions Data System, Sheps Center for Health Services Research at UNC, Chapel Hill
  • Tom Bacon - Director, NC AHEC Program and Executive Associate Dean, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Noon - Lunch

1:15 p.m. North Carolina Smart Start Initiative Panel

  • Stephanie Fanjul - President, NC Smart Start
  • Tom Vitaglione - Senior Fellow, Health and Safety, Action for Children North Carolina

    2:30 p.m. Medicaid Demonstration on Medical Homes – Community Care Network of North Carolina Panel
  • Torlen Wade - Senior Consultant, NC Foundation for Advanced Health Programs, Inc
  • Tom Wroth – Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Brian Toomey - CEO, Piedmont Health Services

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Overview of Site Visits

4:15 p.m. Call for Public Comment

Tuesday - June 3, 2008 – Siena Hotel, Tuscany Room

8 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 / 8:45 a.m. Depart for Site Visits:

  • Medical Home Subcommittee - 8:30 am departure
    • Community Care of Eastern Carolina, James Bernstein CHC in Greenville
      • Serving At-Risk Children Subcommittee - 8:45 am departure
    • Child Watch Tour, Chatham Family Resource Center in Siler City
      • Workforce & Community Development Subcommittee - 8:30 am departure
    • Edgecombe Community College, Area L AHEC Turning Point Allied Health RSP in Rocky Mount

Wednesday - June 4, 2008 – Siena Hotel, Tuscany Room

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:15 a.m. Subcommittee Time

9:00 a.m. Review of Subcommittee Visits

9:45 a.m. Letter to the Secretary

10:15 a.m. Preview of September Meeting

10:20 a.m. Call for Public Comment