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NMA member Robert Wergin, MD, selected for National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

NMA member Robert Wergin, MD, selected for National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services

April 19, 2018

Robert Wergin, MD, a family physician from Seward, Neb., was recently honored to be selected to the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services. Dr. Wergin was contacted by Alex Azar II, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and was asked to serve on this advisory committee that answers directly to the Secretary of Health and Human Services to provide recommendations and data on health care delivery in rural America.

The committee is composed of 21 members selected by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The committee will include individuals from a diverse geographic area and includes people from rural human services sector in rural areas, rural hospitals, rural clinicians, rural health researches as well as others that have a rural health focus or experience.

The Committee's charter is to produce reports on key rural issues along with recommendations for possible solutions. "I am excited to get the opportunity to highlight some of the unique challenges in rural practice and health care delivery," Dr. Wergin said.

The Nebraska Medical Association and the American Medical Association will be important resources to clarify health related issues in rural America and provide insight and possible solutions to those issues.

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