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Alaska Public Health Association Community Forum


The Impact of Federal Health Reform in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Wednesday, January 05, 2011 - The Alaska Public Health Association is holding the 28th Annual Health Summit, "Starting Upstream: Creating Healthy Communities" at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage January 09, 2011 (11:00 PM) - January 12, 2011 (9:00 AM).

The public is invited to attend an evening moderated panel discussion "The Impact of Federal Health Reform in Alaska" on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM in the Ballroom at Hotel Captain Cook. Speakers will highlight some of the major anticipated impacts on their particular organization and/or their populations of interest. Following a short presentation by each panelist, time will be allowed for audience questions.

  • Tom Hunt, MD, Chief Executive Officer for Physician Services, Providence Health and Services Alaska
  • Pat Luby, Advocacy Director, Alaska State Office, AARP
  • Shelley Hughes, Government Affairs Director at Alaska Primary Care Association


  • John Riley, PA-C, University of Alaska Anchorage

Further details and information pertaining to the summit is located on Alaska Public Health Association's website: http://www.alaskapublichealth.org/


Alaska Center for Public Policy

The Alaska Center for Public Policy (ACPP) is Alaska's independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank. The Center is committed to the development of public policies and programs that improve the economic and social wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. The Center pursues its public policy mission through independent research, analysis, policy development, advocacy, public education, and technical assistance. The Center informs policymakers, the media, and the public about the importance of fair and equitable public policies, fiscal policies, and tax policies. ACPP strives to provide interested citizens, elected officials, and community leaders with timely and accurate information so that they can become more active and effective participants in public policy debates and decisions.

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