Rural Health Advisory Committee
Workplan Priority Areas 2013-2015


1. Workforce challenges

  • Primary care vs. specialization
  • Scope of practice issues
  • New professions (doulas, dental therapists, community paramedics, community health workers)
  • Minimum wage

2. Health Reform

  • State and federal health reform
  • Care redesign

3. Access challenges

  • Obstetrics
  • Language interpreters/cultural competency
  • Pharmacy/medication therapy management
  • Mental health care
  • Oral health care

4. Health Promotion

  • Rural community approaches
  • Cultural competency

5. Aging services in rural communities

  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Long-term care options
  • Pallative care/hospice options

6. Volunteerism and community resources

  • Emergency medical services
  • Aging baby boomers
  • Transportation

 

Updated Thursday, 14-Nov-2013 10:02:04 CST