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First Friday Breakfast

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Time: 7:30am to 9:00am
Location: UAFS Smith-Pendergraft Center Reynolds Room

PLEASE NOTE:  The September First Friday Breakfast is scheduled for the second Friday in September due to Labor Day Holiday.


GUEST SPEAKER:


J. Craig Wilson
Health Policy Director
Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

Craig Wilson is the Director of Health Policy at the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement (ACHI), a nonpartisan, independent health policy organization that serves as a catalyst to improve the health of Arkansans. He leads ACHI’s policy team which focuses on health promotion and disease prevention, care delivery and payment models designed to enhance quality, reliability, and outcomes, and improved access to quality health care through the elimination of financial, geographic, cultural, and language barriers. Craig is a graduate of Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. He is an attorney licensed to practice in Arkansas, having earned his juris doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law and a master of public administration from Georgia State University Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also adjunct faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, College of Public Health.


Mr. Wilson will focus on the state’s investment in healthcare coverage, including any federal or state level interventions which may affect coverage changes, as well as the Healthy Active Arkansas initiative, a 10-year public/private sector partnership to guide community efforts to reduce obesity.