Is Healthcare Good for Your Health
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Is Healthcare Good for Your Health?
Healthcare has been a topic of intense national interest for many years. Most of the focus has been on guaranteeing access to healthcare and how to pay for the costs. Much less attention has been paid to questions surrounding our return on investment for healthcare. What do we get for the enormous amounts of money we, as a nation, spend on healthcare? Is US healthcare the best healthcare in the world? How do we measure that? What factors influence the state of health of the American populace? Does some healthcare produce harm? What are the determinants of health that have the most influence over the largest number of people? How should the answers to these questions drive public policy?
Our speaker at the March 1 League Day will stimulate your critical thinking skills and offer answers to these questions. Dr. Margan Zajdowicz is a pediatric infectious disease physician who has experience in academic medicine, in the military healthcare system, and in public health. She received her B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and her M.D. from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and a Master of Public Health degree from Eastern Virginia School of Medicine/Old Dominion University. She has spoken to local, national, and international audiences during her long career, including multiple presentations on AIDS and HIV to thousands of young sailors and marines.
The members of the new Healthcare Committee decided that we should begin our healthcare advocacy efforts by educating ourselves. This presentation represents the inaugural effort in that regard. Please join us for a provocative talk on the many determinants of health!
Thursday March 1, 2018
8:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Women’s City Club
160 N. Oakland Ave., Pasadena
Enter parking lot from Madison, second parking lot south of Walnut.
Reservations are required. No charge for program attendance. Served breakfast is optional at $25/person. Register at lwv-pa.org or phone 626.798.0965 by noon on Friday, February 23 (leave a message). Breakfasts reserved and not used must still be paid. If you must cancel, please call the League Office by noon on Monday, February 26. Breakfast menu: Quiche, fruit, pastry, coffee, orange juice. You are very welcome if you are not a breakfast eater, but please make a reservation nevertheless, so we can plan the event logistics. Join us for coffee or tea even if you don’t eat.
RSVP on our event page: https://lwv-pa.org/events/