Online Program

Royal Society for Public Health Lecture: Health Reform: A Global Perspective

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.

Speakers: Dr. Fiona Sim, MB, BS, MSc, LLM, FRCP, FFPH, Royal Society for Public Health, London, E1 8AN, United Kingdom
Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC
This session will look at health reform in the U.S. and the recent reforms to the English National Health Service. The context of the reforms will be explored, particularly at a time of national and international austerity, increasing demand for health care and reducing health inequalities.

Learning Areas:

Provision of health care to the public
Public health or related public policy

Learning Objectives:
Describe the status & potential health impact of U.S. health reform through the Affordable Care Act. Describe the recent reforms to the NHS in England and their potential impact on health. Identify the global relevance of national and local healthcare reforms. Discuss health system reform in the context of national and international austerity.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Many years’ experience in leadership roles in health care management and in public health in the UK. Current chair, Royal Society for Public Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.