Following the Fall 2016 meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services sent a policy brief to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Social determinants of health are becoming an increasingly important framework for understanding and taking into account the broad range of factors that affect health outcomes in the United States.
- Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove, Committee Chair for the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
- Christina Campos, MBA, FACHE, Administrator Guadalupe County Hospital, Santa Rosa, New Mexico
- Kathleen H. Belanger, MSW, Ph.D. Retired Professor of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX
- Ona Porter, President and CEO, Prosperity Works, Albuquerque, NM
The National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services is a 21-member citizens' panel of nationally recognized experts who provide recommendations on rural issues to the Secretary of the Department.