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Federal health care official with SD roots to present at USD

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Aaron Fischbach, Policy Coordinator in the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, will present a program titled “Healthcare Reform: Potential Impacts on South Dakota and Rural America” at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the University of South Dakota. The presentation will be held in room 105 of the Andrew E. Lee Memorial Medicine and Science Building.

Fischbach grew up on a family farm in northeastern South Dakota and earned a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master of Public Administration from USD. He formerly worked as a legislative assistant for former U.S. Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., and also coordinated policy efforts at the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. He has extensive experience with healthcare issues facing rural areas and rural states, including South Dakota. The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy is an agency of the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The program is free, and is open to the public. It is sponsored by the University of South Dakota School Health Sciences.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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Hanna DeLange
USD News