2011 Rural Health and Public Policy Forum

Forum Details

February 15, 2011
8 am - 3:30 pm
Arizona State Capitol Building, Executive Tower
Second Floor Conference Room, 1700 W. Washington St., Phoenix, Arizona

The Forum will address key issues on: Health Care Reform, Reauthorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Behavioral Health Systems, and Workforce Development

The Forum is designed to:

  • Examine key health policy issues and their impact on Arizona’s rural and tribal communities
  • Identify strategies to strengthen rural communities and public health systems
  • Learn about your state legislators’ and policy makers’ legislative priorities for the upcoming year

Draft Agenda

  • 08:00 | Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 08:15 | 2011 Health Policy Update
  • 08:45 | Summary of St. Luke’s Health Initiative Report: Impact Arizona
  • 09:15 | Report from Key State Agencies
  • 09:45 | Break
  • 10:00 | Challenges & Opportunities for Developing Rural Arizona’s Infrastructure for HIT
  • 11:00 | Overview of the Re-authorization of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act
  • 11:45 | Lunch with Legislators
  • 01:00 | Break
  • 01:15 | Behavioral Health Systems
  • 02:15 | Workforce Development
  • 03:15 | Wrap-up

Sponsors
The forum is presented by the Rural Health Office at the University of Arizona MEZCOPH in close collaboration with the Arizona Rural Health AssociationArizona Public Health Association