The UC Berkeley School of Public Health presented Public Health Heroes awards to Dr. J. Michael McGinnis, a top health official who served under four U.S. presidential administrations, and Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General and former CDC director. The awards were presented at a gala reception and ceremony March 14, 2013, at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco.
Jeff Oxendine, associate dean for public health practice at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, is one of six California leaders honored with the 2013 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award. With health reform taking full effect in January 2014, California faces a serious shortage of health professionals, as more than six million newly insured state residents start seeking the care they need. The shortage will likely hit hardest in low-income and racially diverse communities, where the number of currently uninsured people is highest and provider shortages already exist. Oxendine is working at multiple levels—local, regional and statewide—to meet this challenge head-on. He believes that a robust, diverse health workforce is essential to California’s ability to provide access to quality, affordable health services and meet the needs of its growing, aging and increasingly diverse population.
This is the second lecture in a series on Implementing Health Care Reform in California, which examines all aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s impact on access, cost, and quality of care issues relevant to the State of California. The lecture features two presenters: Speaker Larry Levitt is senior vice president for special initiatives and senior advisor to the president with the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit, private operating foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the United States. Speaker Bruce Bodaken is chairman and CEO of Blue Shield of California is a 3.3 million member not-for-profit health plan that serves the commercial, individual, and government markets in California.
Peter V. Lee, executive director of the California Health Benefit Exchange, gives a lecture as part of the ongoing series, Implementing Health Care Reform in California. The lecture series examines all aspects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on access, cost, and quality of care issues relevant to the State of California. California was the first state to create a Health Benefit Exchange following the passage of federal health care reform. As executive director, Peter Lee manages the creation of a new insurance marketplace in California.
A discussion of the public health impact of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.Speakers include UCSF School of Nursing Dean David Vlahov; UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean Stephen Shortell; UC Berkeley School of Law Professor and Former Dean Jesse Choper; and Claire Brindis, Dir., Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, UCSF.
A panel of UC Berkeley experts addresses the major consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. Panelists explore what the decision means for future health reform, constitutional law, medical care, the insurance market, insurance premiums, public policy, politics, and more.