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Feb. 13, 2014

OSU-CHS joins rural health advocacy efforts during NRHA`s Policy Institute

Amanda Jantz, Matt Haney, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Mickey Borgsmiller and Alisha Murrow meet during the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute.
Amanda Jantz, Matt Haney, Congressman Markwayne Mullin, Mickey Borgsmiller and Alisha
Murrow meet during the National
Rural Health Association Policy Institute.

Members of the Student Osteopathic Rural Medicine (StORM) Club and OSU-CHS administrators and staff met with federal officials during the 25th Annual National Rural Health Association Policy Institute last week in Washington, D.C.

Second-year medical students Amanda Jantz, Matt Haney, Mickey Borgsmiller and Alisha Murrow joined ongoing NRHA advocacy efforts to advocate for rural health policy and legislation. They met with senators, representatives and their staffers to seek their support to protect and strengthen rural Medicare programs, modify the Medicare sequestration process to avoid disproportionate harm to the rural health safety net and increase  funding for rural health programs.

William Pettit, D.O., interim senior associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean for rural health, Duane Koehler, D.O., assistant to the dean for rural education, Vicky Pace, director of rural medical education, Nicole Neilson, Southwest regional coordinator, and Cori Kaiser, director of the Oklahoma Office of Rural Health, also participated in advocacy efforts during the institute.

 

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