2014 Arizona Rural & Public Health Policy Forum

AZ Rural Health Policy ForumHealthy Populations Foster a Healthy Economy

Friday, January 17, 2014  |  8:30 - 4:15  |  Arizona State Capitol  |  Phoenix, Arizona

The Forum is designed to:

  • Discuss current rural and public health policy issues and their impact on Arizona's rural and tribal communities.
  • Provide information about the legislative priorities for the upcoming legislative session.


Innovative Models for Health Career Opportunities
Amanda Aguirre and Ines Pampara
​Regional Center for Border Health

Impact of the ACA on the Health Care Community in Arizona
Keith Lindor, MD, Arizona State University

Public Health Professions Shortage
Joe Tabor, Center for Rural Health

New Trends Emerging From Emergency Medicine:  Community Paramedicine
​Captain Alex Green, Rio Rico Fire District |  Click here
Terry Mullins, Arizona Department of Health Services |  Click here

Certification for Public Health Departments: Update & Next Steps
Sheila Sjolander, Arizona Department of Health Services

Oral Health Barriers and Disparities
Emma Violante

Behavioral Health 
Claudia Sloan and Lydia Hubbard-Pourier

E-Prescribing Initiative - Goals, Challenges and Accomplishments
Connie Ihde, Arizona Health-e Connection

The Impact of the Affordable Care Act In Indian Country
Carol Chicharello, Phoenix Area Indian Health Service

Consumer Engagement in the Arizona Marketplace
Allen Gjersvig and Tara McCollum Plese
​Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers

Residual Uninsured/Uncompensated Care
Daniel Derksen, MD, Center for Rural Health, MEZCOPH  |  Click here
Joe Fu, Children's Action Alliance


Click here to view the Mark your Calendar.

Click here to view the draft Forum Agenda.


Questions - Contact:

Rebecca Ruiz  |  520.626.2243   |  raruiz@email.arizona.edu