Session: The Issue of the Uninsured: Engaging the American Public
3328.2: Monday, November 17, 2003: 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
The Issue of the Uninsured: Engaging the American Public
The purpose of this session is to address the parameters of the crisis in health care insurance coverage in the United States, to understand the reasons for it, and its status as a public and policy issue, and how to make effective contributions to the resolution of the issue.
Learning Objectives: At the completion of the session, the participants will be able to: 1. Identify the causes that have led to large numbers of U.S. residents to lack adequate health insurance. 2. Understand the trends in public opinion with regard to access to healthcare. 3. Be able to craft effective messages to the public dealing with the principal issues surrounding access to healthcare. 4. Understand the current state of policy debate on access to care and the major positions supported by policy makers.
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Moderator(s):Stuart Schear
4:30 PMWelcoming Remarks, Jay H. Glasser, PhD, MS, APHA President
4:35 PMCauses and consequences of being uninsured
Ron Pollock
4:55 PMHistory of public opinion on the issue of the uninsured
Bill McInturff
5:15 PMCrafting effective messages to promote social change
David Smith
5:35 PMCurrent state of the public policy debate
Mollyann Brodie, PhD
Organized by:APHA
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing, Pharmacy

The 131st Annual Meeting (November 15-19, 2003) of APHA