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The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Agenda: September 24-26, 2008, Brainerd, Minnesota

Sixtieth Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

11266 Pine Beach Peninsula
Brainerd, MN 56401
(800) 642-5363


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

9:00 a.m. Opening of Meeting

9:15 a.m. Minnesota State Office of Rural Health, Mark Schoenbaum

9:20 a.m. Setting the Context for Rural Minnesota

Jim Krile, Former Director, Blandin Community Leadership Program

10:15 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m. Workforce & Community Development Panel

Jay Fonkert, Senior Workforce Analyst, MN Office of Rural Health and Primary Care

Valerie DeFor, Director, Health Education Industry Partnership

Susan Speetzen, Health Care Specialist, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development, Workforce Development

11:45 a.m. Lunch

12:45 p.m. Serving At-Risk Children Panel

Penny Hatcher, MSN, DrPH, PHN, Child & Adolescent Health Unit Supervisor, MN Department of Health, Community & Family Health Division, Maternal Child Health Section

Ralph McQuarter, Prevention, Research and Grants Support Manager, MN Department of Human Services, Child Safety and Permanency Division

Linda Kaufmann, Senior Program Manager for Children, Youth & Families, Initiative Foundation

2:00 p.m. Break

2:15 p.m. Medical Home Panel

Scott Leitz, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Health

Ray Christensen, Assistant Dean for Rural Health, University of Minnesota School of Medicine

Michael Wilcox, Medical Director, Mdewakanton Sioux Communities' Fire Emergency Service

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Overview of Site Visits

4:00 p.m. Call for Public Comment

Thursday, September 25, 2008 – Subcommittee Site Visits

7:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30/8:45/9:00 a.m. Departure for Site Visits

8:30 a.m. Serving At-Risk Children Subcommittee

Early Childhood Family Program, Hillside School, Sauk Rapids, MN

8:45 a.m. Workforce & Community Development Subcommittee

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby, MN

9:00 a.m. Medical Home Subcommittee

Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN

2:30 p.m. Departure back to Hotel

Short Break

4:00 p.m. Subcommittee Time

4:45 p.m. Review of Subcommittee Visits


5:15 p.m. Letter to the Secretary


5:30 p.m. Call for Public Comment


Friday, September 26, 2008

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. NAC Planning Meeting

Report topics for 2010 discussion

9:30 a.m. Adjourn