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Brunell to Serve on Statewide Health Advisory Group

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The Florida Board of Governors has invited Mary Lou Brunell (photo), director of the Florida Center for Nursing, to serve as a member of the board's Health Initiatives Committee Advisory Group.

The advisory group will provide advice and counsel to the Board of Governor's Health Initiatives Committee as it works to

  • determine Florida's current landscape in health care
  • create a strategic plan for the State University System's efforts in health-related education, health care delivery and health-related research

As an advisory group member, Brunell will assist with

  • gathering and interpreting data
  • assisting the Board of Governor's staff as it conducts an initial environmental scan of Florida's health-related and health education landscape
  • providing expertise as to the identification of gaps in the production of the health care work force
  • provding expertise for new curricula that may address emerging and evolving trends in health care delivery
  • making recommendations with respect to gaps, new opportunities and potentional areas for collaboration in State University System health-related research
  • making recommendations with regard to the Health Initiatives Committee's drafting of a strategic plan

The advisory group will meet about four times a year for two years, beginning this spring.

The Florida Center for Nursing is administered by the College of Health and Public Affairs.

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