Newswise — WASHINGTON, DC (February 13, 2014)—The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services (SPHHS) and the Vitality Institute will host a forum on February 20 to explore the challenges associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how to refine the health promotion message.
The forum will consist of short presentations on how to address legislative and regulatory challenges associated with the ACA, followed by a brief panel discussion on refining the prevention message. During the panel discussion, audience members will have the opportunity to engage with special guests including Boris Lushniak, acting surgeon general of the United States, Stephen Cha, medical officer at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and others.
EVENT: Health Promotion Forum: Empowering Change through Policy
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014; 8:30am – 12:30pm
WHERE: The George Washington UniversityMedia and Public Affairs Building805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DCJack Morton Auditorium, First Floor
SPEAKERS: Jennifer Pomeranz, assistant professor, Department of Public Health, Temple University
Naomi Seiler, associate research professor, Department of Health Policy, GW SPHHS
Stephen Cha, medical officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Dora Hughes, senior policy advisor, Sidley Austin LLP
Drew Lieberman, vice president, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research
Boris Lushniak, acting surgeon general of the United States
MEDIA: The event is free but media should register online and contact Cary Conway at 972-731-9242 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Kathy Fackelmann at 202-994-8354 or email@example.com. For those who cannot attend, a live webcast will be made available at go.gwu.edu/VitalityCast
About the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services:Established in July 1997, the School of Public Health and Health Services brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education and is now the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,100 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 40 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. The school now offers an online Master of Public Health, MPH@GW, which allows students to pursue their degree from anywhere in the world. https://sphhs.gwu.edu/