Thank you for joining us December 10 for "Going the Distance in Western New York: Optimizing Rural Access to High-Quality Health Care," the second event of the Reaching for Excellence Speaker Series on health care best practices for the region.

We are interested in hearing about your experience with the event, as well as any suggestions you may have for future Speaker Series events. Please take a few moments to complete the following survey. Thank you for your engagement in this most important effort.

* 1. Please rate your overall satisfaction with the December 10 event.

* 2. Did you find the presentation by Paul S. Frame (Tri-County Family Medicine) informative and useful?

* 3. Did you find the presentation by Jeffrey A. Stearns (University of Wisconsin) informative and useful?

* 4. Did you find the audience Q&A effective in generating an engaging discussion?

* 5. How informative and useful was the research brief that you received at the start of the event ("Health Care in Rural Western New York: Challenges in Access")?

* 6. Was the reception following the event valuable to you as a networking opportunity?

* 7. Based on what you learned at the event, do you plan to pursue any follow-up efforts or partnerships to address rural health care issues in Western New York?

* 8. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions for programs or organizations in Western New York that we should seek to engage on issues of rural care in our region?

* 9. What is the most important idea or lesson you took away from this event?

* 10. In what capacity are you engaged in issues of rural health care?

* 11. Please share any suggestions for additional topics to be addressed by future Reaching for Excellence Speaker Series events.

* 12. Would you like to receive updates or information on Reaching for Excellence project components, such as the Speaker Series and Community Conversations, an effort to generate dialogue and discussion about future health care options for Western New York through multiple facilitated presentations across the eight-county region (to commence in January 2008)? Visit us online at for more information.

* 13. If so, please provide the following contact information: