Rural Spotlight Interviews

Learn about key rural health and human services issues from national, state and local experts who share their knowledge and experience.

An Interview with Terry Hill

Terry Hill


The Executive Director of the National Rural Health Resource Center talks about health reform challenges for hospitals, starting the Center, staying fit, and getting ready to step down as director.

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August 13, 2013

An Interview with Clint MacKinney, M.D.

Clint MacKinney, MD, MS


MacKinney, an emergency room doc, professor and RUPRI Health Panel member, discusses how health care can be transformed to a system of care that responds to patient and community needs.

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May 15, 2013

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

What are the important events from 2002 to 2012 and what lies ahead in the next decade? Six people involved in rural health and human services weigh in.

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February 21, 2013

An Interview with Barb Fabre

Barb Fabre-Ojibwa Nation


An interview with Barb Fabre, an enrolled member of the Ojibwa Nation in Minnesota and director for the White Earth Child Care program, who describes life on the reservation, and the unique challenges facing childcare providers there.

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November 19, 2012

An Interview with Dennis Berens

Dennis Berens


The former director of the Nebraska Office of Rural Health looks back at his career so far, and discusses the future of rural communities.

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August 16, 2012

An Interview with Ira Moscovice, Ph.D.

Ira Moscovice


Moscovice, the director of the Univ. of Minn. Rural Health Research Center, discusses changes that health reform will bring to rural providers, including new payment structures and quality measures.

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May 17, 2012

An Interview with Rebecca J. Davis, Ph.D.

Rebecca Davis


Rebecca Davis, Exec. Director of the National Cooperative of Health Networks Assoc., describes the purposes of networks as well as the varied career paths she followed to her current position.

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February 14, 2012

An Interview with Teryl Eisinger

Teryl Eisinger


The director of NOSORH discusses National Rural Health Day and how NOSORH works as a virtual office.

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November 10, 2011

An Interview with Jan Probst

Jan Probst


The director of the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center discusses health inequities, rural obesity and what gives her work passion.

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August 17, 2011

An Interview with Charles Alfero

Charles Alfero


The CEO of Hidalgo Medical Services and director of the National Center for Frontier Communities discusses life and work in the New Mexico frontier.

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May 25, 2011