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University of Iowa Media Advisory

April 5, 2005

Long-Term Care Forum In Des Moines April 6

WHAT: In Celebration of National Public Health Week, the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Des Moines University and Des Moines Area Community College are co-sponsoring a forum on long-term care in Iowa for Iowa legislators and others interested in public policies related to this topic.

WHEN: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6.

WHERE: Room 116, Iowa State Capitol Building, Des Moines.

WHO:  Participants will include: Robert Denson, president of Des Moines Area Community College; Gilbert Ramírez, dean and professor of Des Moines University College of Health Sciences; James Merchant, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health; Sen. Maggie Tinsman; Sen. Amanda Ragan; Rep. Dave Heaton; Rep. Ro Foege; and Robert Wallace, professor of epidemiology, and Brian Kaskie, assistant professor of health management and policy, both from the UI.

STORY SOURCE: The University of Iowa College of Public Health, Office of Communications, 4261 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.

MEDIA CONTACT: Dan McMillan, 319-335-6835,