2010 Cochise County Rural Health Policy Assembly

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July 19, 2010, 5-9 PM
Cochise County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room
Bisbee, Arizona

2010 Cochise County Rural Health Policy Assembly Report and Recommendations
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PURPOSE: The Assembly brings together stakeholders in the health care services arena to explore regional issues that impact care delivery. Information gathered will be used to shape policy recommendations and/or programmatic solutions in line with challenges identified in the meetings.

Facilitators
Joyce Hospodar, Flex Program Coodinator, Rural Health Office

Conveners
Arizona State Sen. Manuel V Alvarez (AZ District 25)
Arizona State Rep. Patricia Fleming (AZ District 25)
Arizona State Rep. David W. Stevens (AZ District 25)
Arizona Rural Health Association, President Edith Sampson
Cochise County Supervisor Ann English (Cochise District 2)
Alison Hughes, Rural Health Specialist, representing
Rural Health Office Director Gary Hart, Ph.D.

Topics

  • Arizona’s challenges in recruiting & retaining the healthcare workforce
  • Arizona Telemedicine Program Services
  • Broadband implementation planning for Cochise County
  • Dental health challenges at the community level
  • Implications of the new HPSA/MUA designations
  • New happenings in electronic health record information
  • Telemedicine challenges
  • Workforce Issues in a community health center
  • Status of behavioral health services in Cochise County

Sponsored by
Rural Health Office, The University of Arizona MEZCOPH, Arizona Rural Health Association, Cochise County Health Department, Copper Queen Community Hospital and Southeast Arizona Area Health Education Center