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Department of Health and Human Services
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Agenda: February 20-22, 2008, Washington, D.C.

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

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