3212.0 Health System and Care Reform

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
Health care delivery system in the United states in fragmented and assess to care has become a huge problem. With the current economic crisis, future constraints in physician resource availability remain a critical problem. It is important to rebalance the nation's health system and make sure that the nation's investments prioritize health promotion, prevention of poor health, and preparedness for new threats along with access to affordable quality medical care. Developing an increased consciousness about the need for prevention to be an integral part of all health care systems is important in the Public Health, non public health sectors and other community-based organizations. This session also discusses new standards and policies to be implemented that can be used at the federal, state and local levels.
Session Objectives: Discuss access to health care and alternative remedies in the light of the current economic crisis. Design models to respond to future disease burden demands. Develop an increased consciousness about the need for prevention to be an integral part of all health care systems. Describe how to broaden the conversation about health reform to include community-based strategies and health in all policies. Identify opportunities and establish a framework for Public Health to become part of the health reform debate.
Ijeoma Nwachuku, PhD, MPH

12:45 PM
Primary Care Resource Gaps and Healthcare Reform
Kirk E. Morehead, PhD-MPH(c), MBA
1:15 PM
An integrative model to incorporate public health in the national health reform dialogue: Margins of opportunity
Christopher A. Parker, MBBS, MPH, Karen Minyard, PHD, Holly Avey, PhD, MPH, Glenn Landers, Angela Snyder, PhD, MPH, MPhil and Mary Ann Phillips, MPH
1:30 PM

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development
Endorsed by: Ethics SPIG, Socialist Caucus, Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)