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Advancing Health in Rural America: Maximizing Nursing’s Impact

Advancing Health in Rural America: Maximizing Nursing’s Impact

June 13, 2011

This forum explored the contribution nurses make to improving health care in rural America, where a shortage of providers limits access to primary and preventive services, reduces consumer choice and can raise costs.

Held in collaboration with the National Rural Health Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the forum focused on the recommendations of the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Policy experts, thought leaders and key stakeholders discussed problems facing rural health care, highlighted cutting-edge rural health models making a difference, explored state and national nursing-based solutions, and discussed policy implications for state and federal policymakers.

The Honorable Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN Administrator, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services delivered the keynote speech. See a video of her speech.

Speakers:

  • Catherine Rick, RN NEA-BC FACHE   
    Chief Nursing Services Officer, Veterans Health Administration

  • Barbara J. Safriet, JD, LLM (invited) 
    Visiting Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School

  • Sandra L. Haldane, BSN, MS, RN
    Chief Nurse, Director, Division of Nursing, Indian Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Alexia Green RN, PhD, FAAN
    Professor and Dean Emeritus, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

  • Mary J. Guyot, RN, BS, CRRN
    Principal, Stroudwater Associates

  • Claudia J. Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN
    Director, Arkansas Aging Initiative, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Susan B. Hassmiller, RN, PhD, FAAN
    Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Alan Morgan
    Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Health Association

  • Susan C. Reinhard, RN, PhD, FAAN
    Senior Vice President and Director, AARP Public Policy Institute; Chief Strategist, Center to Champion Nursing in America


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