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November 21, 2022

RSVP: Broadband Access and Telehealth Policy Forum Dec. 12, Topeka

Kansas workers, health providers and employers increasingly rely on broadband access for their jobs, health care and enterprises. We invite you to RSVP below and join us Monday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at the Kansas Health Institute, 212 SW 8th Ave. #300, Topeka, KS for an in-person discussion on “Broadband Access and Telehealth: Exploring Policy Approaches for Kansas.” The program is designed to engage state policymakers, hospital and health system leaders, insurers and rural network directors.

The program is hosted by the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, REACH Healthcare Foundation, and the Kansas Health Institute.

Featured speakers:

  • Jade Piros de Carvalho, Director of the Kansas Office of Broadband Development – Update on Kansas Broadband Plan and State Broadband Grants
  • Dorothy Hughes, Ph.D., MHSA, University of Kansas School of Medicine – Consumer and Health Provider Perspectives on Telehealth

The presentation of recent studies and program development will be followed by a policy leader panel, offering perspectives on future broadband expansion and telehealth usage.

Policy leader panel:

  • Kari Bruffett, President & CEO, Kansas Health Institute
  • Jennifer Findley, Vice President, Education & Special Projects, Kansas Hospital Association
  • Brock Slabach, Chief Operations Officer, National Rural Health Association
  • Angie Strecker, Vice President, Provider Relations and Medical Economics, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas

The panel will also include a Kansas policymaker.

The program will begin at 10 a.m.; lunch will be provided.

Parking

Metered parking is located to the west and south of the Kansas Health Institute. Mobile payment is available for metered parking. Download the app: https://www.passportparking.com. Public parking also is available at the Crosby Place parking garage, 108 SW 8th Avenue.

Broadband Access and Telehealth Policy Forum – December 12, 2022

Broadband Access and Telehealth Policy Forum – Monday, December 12

Please RSVP by December 9
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