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Steering Committee

Meeting Schedule

The Steering Committee meets on the 2nd Monday of the Month at 2:00 pm eastern time.

All members of the Program Integration and Collaboration Council are welcome to listen in to these meetings.  For conference call and agenda information, please contact Jeanne Alongi at


Meeting Materials

  • The agenda and materials for the next meeting will be posted here as soon as they are available.
  • Meeting notes and other documents from previous meetings can be found in the Steering Committee Archive.



Current members of the Steering Committee:

  • Kathy Allely, Alaska
  • Linda Ahrendt, South Dakota
  • Leslie Best, Pennsylvania
  • Meena Garg, Indiana
  • Dona Goldman, Rhode Island
  • Sue Grinnel, Washington
  • Brad Hall, Missouri
  • Andrea Poiners, Colorado
  • Elke Shaw-Tulloch, Idaho


Left to right:  Elke Shaw-Tulloch, Kathy Allely, Brad Hall, Leslie Best, Sue Grinnel, Donna Goldman, Andrea Poniers, Meena Garg

Not pictured:  Linda Ahrendt

Program Integration:

 A Process Not an Outcome


Chronic disease program integration is a process that:

  • Brings categorial programs together to work together to improve health outcomes.
  • Facilitates the strategic alignment of resources as a means to maximize mutual benefits and opportunities.
  • Increases the effectiveness and efficiency of individual programs.
  • Protects the integrity of categorical program objectives