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Media Advisory

For Release: October 10, 2000
Contact: Dick Gunn

Re: Oklahoma Rural Health Association Annual Conference:
Building Partnerships in Rural Communities
Date/Time: Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 11-13
Location: Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, Oklahoma City
Objectives: This conference will stress the importance of community involvement in the success of the health care delivery system and its ability to address issues like funding mechanisms, access, and transportation. The conference will highlight: promoting community based partnerships; career opportunities in the health care sector in rural Oklahoma; retaining and obtaining access to health care; providing information and training in the area of crisis response and rural traffic safety; and legislation affecting hospitals, rural health clinics, home health, EMS and access to health care for rural Oklahomans.



Congressman Frank D. Lucas

Congressman Wes Watkins

Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin

Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives Loyd Benson

Cabinet Secretary of Health and Human Services Jerry Regier

Commissioner and Secretary of Agriculture Dennis Howard



Oklahoma Rural Health Association

Office of Rural Health, Oklahoma State Department of Health



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