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Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2012: Program

Rural Health Journalism Workshop 2012
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June 1, Omaha

8-9 a.m.

Breakfast available

9-10 a.m.

Hunger in the Heartland: Reporting on food insecurity

• Enid Borden, president and CEO, Meals on Wheels Association of America
• Scott Young, executive director, Food Bank of Lincoln (Neb.)
• Moderator: Trudy Lieberman, contributing editor, Columbia Journalism Review

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Recruiting and keeping rural health care professionals

• Tyler G. Hughes Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S., general surgeon, McPherson Medical & Surgery Associates
• David Palm, administrator, Office of Community Health and Performance Management, Division of Public Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
• Moderator: Irene M. Wielawski, independent journalist, Pound Ridge, N.Y.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Growing up rural: The status of children

• John Mengenhausen, chief executive officer, Horizon Health Care Inc.
• Janice C. Probst, Ph.D., director, South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
• Moderator: Jackie Crosby, reporter, Minneapolis Star Tribune

12:45-2:15 p.m.


The future of non-traditional medical providers

• Juliann Sebastian, Ph.D., R.N., F.A.A.N., dean and professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing
• Gloria Vermie, R.N., M.P.H., director, State Office of Rural Health, Iowa Department of Public Health
• Moderator: Mark Andersen, assistant city editor, Lincoln (Neb.) Star Journal

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Health care survival as a local business story

• Amy R. Hamlin, executive director, Volunteers in Medicine
• Bruce Rieker, J.D., vice president, advocacy, Nebraska Hospital Association
• Moderator: Karl Stark, assistant managing editor, business, health and science, The Philadelphia Inquirer

3:45-4:45 p.m.

Rural health emergencies in the 21st century

• Stephen Frederick, division manager, health data and evaluation, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department
• Donald J. Kosiak, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.E.P., eCare medical director, Avera Medical Group
• Moderator: Christinia Crippes, reporter, The Hawk Eye (Burlington, Iowa)