Conferences@934: Public health in France and the USA
Public health in France and the USA
France voted the Universal health care coverage in 1999. In the US, the Affordable Care Act, enacted under President Obama, is also an effort to expand access to health care. If both our countries expand the right to health, our health care systems are challenged by the recent economic and financial crisis. Dr Fahs and Fulillove will compare and contrast how government funding in each nation is impacting on matters of public health and access to medical care.
Dr Marianne FAHS, Professor of Health Policy and Management in the CUNY School of Public Health
Dr Robert FULLILOVE, Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs at Columbia University
Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 6:30 pm
Consulate General of France
934 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10021
(btw. 74th and 75th Streets)
Dr Marianne FAHS is Professor of Health Policy and Management in the CUNY School of Public Health. She was the founding Research Director of the Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging and Longevity of Hunter College. Prior to that, she directed the Health Economics Division of the Mount Sinai Medical Center. An internationally recognized health economist, she has over 30 years experience in health policy analysis, health services research, and health economics. Dr. Fahs has over 100 peer-reviewed publications, most recently analyzing neighborhood-based determinants of healthy aging. Dr. Fahs holds joint appointments as Professor of Economics and Professor of Public Health with the doctoral faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr Fahs had the opportunity to study one year at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
Dr Robert FULLILOVE is the Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs and Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University. Dr Fullilove has published numerous articles on minority health with a particular focus on HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases, as well as papers on such topics as mathematics and science education. From 1995 to 2001, he served on the Board of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the National Academy of Sciences. In 1998 he was appointed to the Advisory Committee on HIV and STD Prevention (ACHSP) at the Centers for Disease Control, and in July, 2000, he became the committee’s chair, serving in that capacity until fall 2004. Dr Fullilove is a special advisor to the La Fraternité-Le Bateau Pedagogique in Nantes and have been an invited lecturer at CNAM (Conservatoire national des arts et metiers) in Paris.
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