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The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Agenda: June 10-12, 2007, Fort Collins, Colorado

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

Hilton Fort Collins
425 W. Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 482-2626
Fax: (970) 493-6265


Sunday, June 10 State Room, Hilton Fort Collins

12:00 p.m. Registration

1:00 p.m. Opening of Meeting

Chair: Governor David Beasley

1:15 p.m. Setting the Context for Rural Colorado

Jim Weskott, Senior Demographer, Colorado State Demography Office

Peggy Godfrey, a Rancher's Perspective

2:45 p.m. Break

3:00 p.m. Health Panel

Dr. Mark Wallace, North Colorado Health Alliance

Dr. Jack Westfall, Associate Dean for Rural Health, CU School of Medicine

4:00 p.m. Break

4:15 p.m. Human Services Panel

Patricia Brewster-Willeke, Co-Director, Rural Communities Resource Center

Kindra Mulch, Administrator, Kit Carson County Health and Human Services

5:15 p.m. Overview of Site Visits

Lou Ann Wilroy, Acting Executive Director, Colorado State Office of Rural Health

5:30 p.m. Call for Public Comment


Monday, June 11 State Room, Hilton Fort Collins

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. Depart for Site Visits

Health Subcommittee to Brush

Human Service Subcommittee to Fort Morgan

Health/Integration Subcommittees:

10:30 a.m. Site Visit Arrival - East Morgan County Hospital

Dr. Tillman Farley, Medical Director, Salud Family Health Centers (FQHC)

Group 1

11:15 a.m. Tour of East Morgan County Hospital

Noon Lunch

Group 2

11:15 a.m. Lunch

Noon Tour of East Morgan County Hospital

12:45 a.m. Presentations to the Committee

Larry Leaming, Administrator, East Morgan County Hospital

Dr. Marc Ringel, Former National Health Service Corps physician

Scott Harold, Director of Support Services, Washington County, Colorado

Discussion Forum

2:30 p.m. Return to Fort Collins

Human Services/Integration Subcommittees:

10:30 a.m. Site Visit Arrival - Area Agency on Aging

Sandy Baker, Director, Northeastern Colorado AAA

11:45 a.m. Depart for Lunch - Senior Meal Site

1:15 p.m. Presentations to the Committee

Jackie Reynolds, Executive Director, Rural Solutions

Fred Crawford, Director, Logan County Department of Social Services

Margaret Long, Program Manager, Larimer County Office on Aging

Discussion Forum

2:45 p.m. Return to Fort Collins

4:00 p.m. Subcommittee Meetings, Hilton Fort Collins

Health Subcommittee, State Room

Human Services Subcommittee, Ohio Room

Integration Subcommittee, Utah Room


Tuesday, June 12 State Room, Hilton Fort Collins

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Case Study: Employee Health Care in Rural Mississippi
Larry Otis, Former Mayor, Tupelo, Mississippi

8:50 a.m. Review of Subcommittee Visits

9:50 a.m. Letter to the Secretary

10:05 a.m. Preview of September Meeting

10:10 a.m. Call for Public Comment