“Can the American Healthcare System Deliver Health?”
Patricia Gabow, M.D., MACP, Retired CEO Denver Health, Professor Emerita, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Master of the American College of Physicians
As we engage in a national dialogue about our healthcare system, we should ask the most basic question, “Can the American healthcare system deliver health?” To answer this question, we will explore three related questions:
- What is health–is it more than the absence of disease?
- What is our healthcare systems performance in terms of cost, coverage/access, quality, and equity/disparity?
- What really are the determinants of health and what is the impact of each of these determinants?
As we address these questions, we will compare the United States to other countries and compare states and counties within the United States. After addressing these three questions, we will try to lay out a way forward for health for all Americans.
WHEN: Wednesday, August 22nd from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
WHERE: COPIC offices, 7351 Lowry Blvd., Denver, CO 80230
REGISTER: RSVP for this month’s event by clicking the appropriate button below.