PL1 An Evolving Context for STD Prevention and Public Health: Health Care Reform in America

Over the past year, few public issues have received as much attention as health care reform. It is considered by most segments of society to be one of this nation's most critical needs. Though recent months have moved the discussion about skyrocketing costs and unequal access to good health care into a highly politicized arena, the issues ring an all too familiar tone to people working in public health. Though new tools for prevention are identified regularly, their implementation is too often hampered by the absence of resources and the inefficiency of existing infrastructures. This session will focus on the health care reform debate in this country, the context it creates, and the role of public health including STD prevention - as a critical component of any effective reform measures.
Monday, March 8, 2010: 5:00 PM-6:15 PM
International Ballroom (M2) (Omni Hotel)
5:00 PM
Welcome From ASTDA
Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
5:05 PM
Welcome From Atlanta
John Lewis, (invited), US House of Representatives, Washington, DC
5:10 PM
Welcome/Introduction
Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
5:15 PM
An Evolving Context for STD Prevention and Public Health: Health Care Reform in America
William Foege, MD, MPH, Global Health Program, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, WA
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