Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee July 16, 2009 Telephone Meeting Open To Public

Health care providers and other interested members of the public can participate in a telephone meeting of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans’ Rural Health Advisory Committee from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, July 16, 2009. 

The Committee is scheduled to meet to discuss the current status of the Office of Rural Health operations, progress towards completion of the Committee’s first report to the Secretary and upcoming meeting dates.   

The Committee advises the Secretary of Veterans Affairs on health care issues affecting enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas. It examines programs and policies that impact the provision of VA health care to enrolled Veterans residing in rural areas.

The July 16, 2009 meeting is open to the public.  The toll free number for the meeting is 1-866-802-4355, and the access code is 1372672. The Committee has indicated that a 15 minute period will be reserved at 3:15 p.m. Eastern for public comments. Members of the public may also submit a one page summary of their comments for inclusion in the official meeting record. For additional information, see the Committee Meeting Notice or contact Kara Hawthorne, Designated Federal Officer, at or (202) 461-7100.

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