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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: September 12-14, 2007, Madison, Wisconisin

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

Best Western, Inn on the Park
22 South Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 257-8811
Fax: (608) 257-5995


Wednesday, September 12 - Inn on the Park, Doty Room, Lower Level

7:30 a.m. Registration - Doty Room

8:00 a.m. Opening of Meeting

Governor David Beasley, Chair

8:15 a.m. Setting the Context for Rural Wisconsin

“A Snap Shot of Wisconsin: Population, Labor Force, Industry & Employers, Jobs and Wages & Personal Income.” Dennis Winters, Director, Office of Economic Advisers, Dept. of Workforce Development. See attached “State of Wisconsin Workforce Profile,” December, 2007.

“A Snap Shot of Rural Health and Human Services Assets, Liabilities…” John Eich, Director, Wisconsin Office of Rural Healt

9:15 a.m. A Collaborative Approach to Increase the Supply of Physicians for Rural Wisconsin

Robert Golden, Dean, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Dean

9:45 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. Welfare Reform

Roberta Gassman, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bill Clingan, Administrator, Division of Family Supports

11:00 a.m. State Medicaid Waivers that Improve Access to Healthcare

Kevin Hayden, Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

Noon: Lunch

12:45 pm Toyota Motor Company Health Initiatives Tupelo, MS

Dr. Ford Brewer, MD, MPH; Medical Advisor, Toyota North America

2:15 pm Call for Public Comment & Break

2:30 pm Sub-committee Meetings

Health Doty Room

Human Services Fairchild A

Integration Fairchild B

4:00 p.m. Sub-committees Adjourn


Thursday, September 13 

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Doty Room

8:15 a.m. Depart for site visit-

RWHC Office & Training Center in Sauk City, WI

Human Services Subcommittee Track - Room A

9:15 a.m. Integrating Services for the Aged & Individuals With Disabilities

Donna McDowell, Director, Wisconsin Bureau of Aging & Disability Resources.

10:15 a.m. Family Care (Part II)

Kim Enders, Aging and Disability Resource Center Serving Richland County and Teri Buros, the Richland County Care Management Organization Manager

11:15 a.m. Renewal Unlimited

Suzanne M. Hoppe, Executive Director

Health Subcommittee Track - Room B

9:15 a.m. “AHRQ Says Wisconsin Is #1 in Quality But We Won’t Rest On Our Laurels” Dana Richardson, Vice President of Quality Initiatives at the Wisconsin Hospital Association

10:15 a.m. Leadership Development to Punch Holes in Rural Silos
“Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute (HWLI)”
Marion Ceraso, MHS, Director of Outreach Education and Training at the UW Population Health Institute

“Strong Rural Communities Initiative”
Tim Size, Chair, SRCI Steering Committee, Rural Health Development Council and Ken Carlson, Planning and Marketing Director of Sauk Prairie Memorial Hospital and Clinics, representing the Sauk Prairie area FIT: Fitness-Improvement-Teamwork Program

11:15 a.m. Needed Regulation of Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service Plans
Sean Dilweg, Commissioner of the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance; Chairman of the Senior Issues Task Force of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners

12:15 p.m. End separate Subcommittee tracks

Pick Up Lunch

12:30 p.m. Campaign to End Wisconsin Child Poverty:
Vision 2020                                   
Charity Eleson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Council on Children and Families

1:30 p.m. Health & Human Services for Minority Peoples in Rural Wisconsin
“Human Services for the Ho-Chunk Nation”
Jean-Ann Day, Ho-Chunk Social Services Director

“Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers” Mari Freiberg, Executive Director

2:30 p.m. Bus Leaves for the hotel

3:30 p.m.Subcommittee Reports & Site Visit Debriefing, Full Committee

Doty Room

Health Sub-committee Report

Human Services Sub-committee Report

Integration Sub-committee Report

4:00 p.m. Integration Discussion, Full Committee

5:00 p.m. Adjournment


Friday, September 14 - Inn on the Park, Doty Room, Lower Level

7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast - Doty Room

8:15 a.m. Integration Discussion continued, Full Committee

9:45 a.m. Letter to the Secretary

10:15 a.m. Preview of Next Meeting

10:20 a.m. Call for Public Comment

10:30 a.m. Adjournment