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UAlbany’s School of Public Health and CDPHP Host National Health Care Expert to Discuss Access

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 10, 2014) – Six months following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, University at Albany's School of Public Health and CDPHP have joined to present a timely and critical conversation on the future of health care in our community.

Donald Berwick, MD

Health policy expert Dr. Donald Berwick.

This free public forum – the third in a series of events addressing the issues of quality, cost, and access to health care – will take place on Wednesday, June 18 at 5 pm at the Empire State Plaza. The event will feature a keynote address by thought leader and health policy expert Donald Berwick, MD, who is also a candidate for Massachusetts governor and one of the nation’s staunchest advocates for high-quality health care.

Dr. Berwick’s speech will be followed by a panel discussion led by local experts:

  • Donna Frescatore, Executive Director, NY State of Health
  • Mark N. Eagan, President & CEO, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • David Shippee, President & CEO, Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services
  • Sarah Schoof, MSN, MA, FNP, Director of Medical Services, Capital City Rescue Mission
Event Registration

The event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required. Register here.

Please follow and contribute to the discussion at #HealthCareTalk.

About The University at Albany School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health and offers a research-oriented opportunity for faculty, and a valuable professional experience for students. The school is a partnership between the NYS Department of Health and the University at Albany. The school is also affiliated with Albany Medical Center and Bassett Healthcare.

About CDPHP®

Established in 1984, CDPHP is a physician-founded, member-focused and community-based not-for-profit health plan that offers high-quality affordable health insurance plans to members in 24 counties throughout New York. CDPHP is also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

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