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April 15, 2002



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 to all.

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.

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