Virginia Rural Health Plan
Access Council Summit

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Stonewall Jackson Hotel, Staunton, VA

The Access Council is pleased to host the first Access Summit.  The Summit will include information on Health Care Reform and how it will directly impact access to quality health care services in rural areas. 

8:30 am Registration Opens

9:00 am Welcome and Update on Access Council                      
- Neal Graham, Chair
9:30 am Presentation Overview of Health Care Reform and Impact on Rural Areas
- Carolyn Long Engelhard, MPA, Health Policy Analyst, UVa Health System

10:30 am Break

10:45 am Oral Health Consequences of a Southwest Virginia Dental School
- Tanya Wanchek, JD, PhD, Policy Economist, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA
- Terry Rephann, PhD,  Regional Economist, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at UVA
Reaction Panel to Oral Health Presentation
- Sue Cantrell, BPharm, MD, District Director, Lenowisco Health District
- Sarah Holland, Executive Director, Virginia Oral Health Coalition
- David C. Sarrett, DMD, MS, Dean VCU School of Dentistry and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences

12:15 pm Lunch

1:15 pm Report on Rural Behavioral Health Care
- Mimi McFaul, Psy.D., WICHE Mental Health Program
Reaction Panel to Behavioral Health Care Report
- Jim Werth, PhD, Director, Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, Radford University
- Derek Burton, RN, Project Manager, SWVA Behavioral Health Board
- Bill McFeature, PhD, Director, SVCHS Integrative Behavioral Health Care Services

2:45 pm Break

3:00 pm Report on Obstetrical Care in Rural Areas

Reaction Panel to Obstetrical Care Report
- Juliana Fehr, FACNM Coordinator, Nurse-Midwifery, Shenandoah University, Division of Nursing
- Cathy Callahan, MD MPH FACOG, Chair of the Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Stephen Bowman, JD, Senior Staff Attorney/Methodologist, Joint Commission on Health Care

4:30 pm Closing Remarks

4:45 pm Adjourn

The Virginia Rural Health Association invites you to join us for the opening reception of the 2011 VRHA Annual Conference!