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Friday, July 22, 2011

6:30 a.m. Second Annual 2 Mile KRHA Fun Run/Walk Depart from hotel lobby T-shirts for all participants; trophy for the fastest

8:00 – 8:30 Registration and Exhibits open

8:30 – 8:45 Passing of the Gavel

Welcome Steve Fisher 2011-2012 KRHA President

Introduction of New Officers and Board Members

10:00 – 11:00 Panel Discussion on Shortage Area Designations Moderator: Brock Slabach, National Rural Health Association

Panel: Andrea Adams, Primary Care Association Larry Allen, State Office of Rural Health Steve Salt, Primary Care Organization

As part of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, there is a re- quirement for the health professional shortage area (HPSA) and medically underserved area/population (MUA) designations to be updated through a Negotiated Rule Making Committee process. The Committee must reach consensus and put forward a recommendation by Octo- ber 2011. Hear from panelists about the implications for change to this designation and about how this could af- fect Kentucky and access to many federal programs.

8:45 – 9:45 Federal Rural Health Policy Agenda Brock Slabach Vice President of Membership National Rural Health Association

Get an update on the most current rural health policy is- sues. Mr. Slabach will describe the hot issues, how they could impact you and how to get involved!

11:00 – 11:45 Update from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services Speaker TBD

From health care reform to maganaged care, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services is overseeing significant changes to health care delivery in the Commonwealth. Get an update from the state on recent changes and the impact on rural health.

9:45 – 10:00 Break

11:45 – 12:00 Closing Remarks

12:00 – 2:30 KRHA Board and Strategic Planning Session

Activities and Events

Posters and Exhibitors If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor at this year’s confer- ence please contact Sheri Erwin at SheriL.Erwin@ky.gov.

Walk this way!

Start the day in a heart healthy way at the second annual KRHA 2-mile Fun Run/Walk. Depart from the hotel lobby 6:30 a.m. Friday morning. T-shirts for all participants who register, trophy for the fastest. Event sponsored by the Ken- tucky Hospital Association.

Music and Mingling

There will be a reception at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday evening with re- freshments and entertainment pro- vided by Bowling Green’s Red River Fiddlers. The Red River Fid- dlers is a performing group of all ages dedicated to the study, pres- ervation and performance of old- time fiddling.

Put us in, coach!

KRHA members will be spe- cial guests at the local minor league baseball game featur- ing the Bowling Green Hot Rods vs. Burlington Bees. Transportation provided from the hotel. Departure for game is 6:30 and 6:50 p.m. Transportation back to the hotel every half hour until game ends. Tickets are $8.50 each.

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