In January, 2009, Senator Bill Frist, a member of the RWJ Commission to Build a Healthier America, and several members of the Commission Staff conducted a fact-finding visit to east Tennessee and southwest Virginia to learn more about the health challenges facing rural America.  The Commission heard presentations by Dean Randy Wykoff and Bruce Behringer and then met with a group of community leaders to discuss the unique challenges facing rural America.  The Commission then conducted a day-long information gathering visit to several sites in rural Tennessee and Virginia.   http://www.commissiononhealth.org    The PowerPoint presentations from Dr. Wykoff and Mr. Behringer are attached as is an itinerary and list of the regional health leaders  who met with the Commission.

Robert Woods Johnson Power Point
   
RWJ Behringer Talk
   
Itinerary