Forum/Webcast on Advancing Health in Rural America Set for June 13

May 18, 2011, 12:00 PM


On Monday, June 13, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. ET, AARP, in collaboration with the National Rural Health Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host an AARP Solutions Forum on Advancing Health in Rural America: Maximizing Nursing’s Impact.

The forum will be held in Washington, D.C., and a live webcast will be offered on the Center to Champion Nursing in America’s website.

The forum will convene policy experts, thought leaders and key stakeholders to examine how to improve health care in rural America, where a shortage of providers limits access to primary and preventive services, reduces consumer choice and can raise costs.

Panelists will discuss problems facing rural health care; highlight cutting-edge rural health models that are making a difference; explore state and national nursing-based solutions; and discuss policy implications for state and federal policy-makers. Experts also will consider important opportunities to improve rural health found in the recommendations of the recent Institute of Medicine report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health.

Register to attend in-person or via the live webcast.

This commentary originally appeared on the RWJF Human Capital Blog. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors.