WHO: Karen Davis, PhD, President of The Commonwealth Fund
WHAT: Future Makers lecture: "Rx for an Ailing Health System: A 2020
Vision for Health Care"
WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2002, 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Woodruff Health Sciences Center Administration Building auditorium,
1440 Clifton Road
A nationally recognized economist and health policy expert, Dr. Karen
Davis believes that an Rx for America's ailing health system would provide
coverage for the 39 million uninsured Americans by building on programs
already proven to work. This, plus other measures to assure high-quality,
information-driven, patient-responsive, accessible health care, could
transform the health system to make miracles of modern medicine available
Before becoming President of the Commonwealth Fund, one of the world's
largest private philanthropic foundations, Dr. Davis was chair of the
Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins School of
Public Health. As Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health Policy from
1977-1980, she was the first woman to lead a U.S. Public Health Service
agency. A former senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Dr. Davis
is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality; the President's Steering Committee for the Initiative
to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health; and the American
Hospital Association's Commission on Workforce, among many such groups.
For more information, please contact Harriet Moore at 404-712-9266.