Thursday, December 3, 2009

Senator Amanda Aguirre to Lead Assembly on Rural Health Policy Dec. 12

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – Senator Amanda Aguirre will join health care professionals, elected officials and state leaders to discuss Rural Health Policy on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Mohave Community College’s Lake Havasu City Campus.

Date: Saturday, December 12, 2009
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Mohave Community College, Lake Havasu City Campus, Room 600
1977 Acoma Blvd. West, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Community residents and agencies are invited to speak about health care challenges. The main topics of discussion will include: workforce, health care infrastructure, access to care and disease prevention.

“Our goal is to assemble community residents, policymakers, health care providers, administrators and academic specialists from Yuma, La Paz and Mohave counties to engage in a dialog that highlights crucial health care challenges, explores programmatic interventions and develops policy recommendations to support change,” said Aguirre.

The event is sponsored by three rural health organizations:
· The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, Rural Health Office
· The Regional Center for Border Health
· Arizona Rural Health Association

Panelists are:
· Michael Kearns, President, Lake Havasu City Community College
· Patty Meade, Director of the Mohave County Health Department
· Brad Tritle, Executive Director of the Arizona Health-e Connection

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