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The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Agenda: June 2-4, 2008, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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


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