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Congressional Caucus Speakers to Discuss Mental Illness, Access to Care, Rural Health Issues
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 11, 2008
American Academy of Family Physicians
(800) 274-2237, Ext. 5224
Those and other questions remain on the table when Congress returns to Washington. Whether and how the issues will be resolved is the focus of a forum, “What Will the Congressional Health Caucuses be Addressing in 2008?” sponsored by the Robert Graham Center.
The forum will feature the
* Rural Health Care Coalition, with Leanie Rhinehart, from the office of Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-ND;
* House 21st Century Health Care Caucus, with Rachael Bornstein, from the office of Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-RI; and
* Congressional Mental Health Caucus, with Elizabeth Ziegler from the office of Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif.
The forum is open to the news media.
What: “What Will the Congressional Health Caucuses be Addressing in 2008?”
When: Tuesday, Jan. 29
8 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Where: Cosmos Club
2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Reserve space by Jan. 25, contact:
The Robert Graham Center
202-331-3360, Ext 2602, or 1-877-349-0461, Ext. 2602,
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About the Robert Graham Center
The Robert Graham Center conducts research and analysis that brings a family medicine perspective to health policy deliberations in Washington. Founded in 1999, the Center is an independent research unit working under the personnel and financial policies of the American Academy of Family Physicians. For more information, please visit http://www.graham-center.org .
Founded in 1947, the AAFP represents 110,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. It is the only medical society devoted solely to primary care.
Approximately one in four of all office visits are made to family physicians. That is 240 million office visits each year — nearly 87 million more than the next largest medical specialty. Today, family physicians provide more care for America’s underserved and rural populations than any other medical specialty. Family medicine’s cornerstone is an ongoing, personal patient-physician relationship focused on integrated care.
To learn more about the specialty of family medicine, the AAFP's positions on issues and clinical care, and for downloadable multi-media highlighting family medicine, visit www.aafp.org/media. For information about health care, health conditions and wellness, please visit the AAFP’s award-winning consumer website, www.FamilyDoctor.org.
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