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Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages; Notice of Meeting

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In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting:

Name: Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages (ACICBL).

Dates and Times: July 16, 2008, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EST. July 17, 2008, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., EST.

Place: (Audio Conference Call).

Status: The meeting will be open to the public; audio conference access limited only by availability of telephone ports.

Purpose: The Committee will be focusing on rural issues and how the Title VII Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Training Grant Programs identified under sections 751-756, Part D of the Public Health Service Act can respond to the current rural healthcare workforce needs. The Committee has invited speakers to highlight various topics related to rural healthcare workforce issues including, but not limited to, discipline specific shortages; recruitment and retention; health professions training; faculty development; telemedicine; and other specific rural health care issues. The meeting will afford committee members with the opportunity to identify and discuss the current status of the healthcare workforce in rural America and formulate appropriate recommendations to the Secretary and to the Congress regarding a variety of training strategies to address the health workforce shortage issues.

Agenda: The ACICBL agenda includes an overview of the Committee's general business activities, presentations by experts on rural healthcare workforce related issues, and discussion sessions specific for the development of recommendations to be addressed in the Eighth Annual ACICBL Report.

Agenda items are subject to change as dictated by the priorities of the Committee.

Supplementary Information: The ACICBL will meet on Wednesday, July 16 and Thursday, July 17, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (EST) via audio conference. To participate in this audio conference call, please dial 1-888-697-8510 and provide the following information:

Leader's Name: Mr. Lou Coccodrilli.

Passcode: 2214090.

For Further Information Contact: Anyone requesting information regarding the Committee should contact Louis D. Coccodrilli, Designated Federal Official for the ACICBL, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, Rm 9-36, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857; (301) 443-6950 or Adriana Guerra, Public Health Fellow, can also be contacted for inquiries at (301) 443-6194 or

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Dated: June 17, 2008.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E8-14039 Filed 6-19-08; 8:45 am]