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Presented by the Office of Student Affairs, the Food for Thought Series is designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire school community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni. 

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Pitt Public Health Food for Thought

From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S.

Monday 4/3 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Why has it proven so difficult to achieve national, universal access to medical care in the U.S.? Come hear from a Pittsburgh family about their experience with the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion. Plus, historical and current data illustrating the challenges and accomplishments of recent health policy, and explanation of legislative changes to the ACA proposed in Congress. 

Presented by Julie Donohue, PhD, associate professor and vice chair for research, and Marian Jarlenski, PhD, MPH, assistant professor, Department of Health Policy and Management. 

Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 


Last Updated On Friday, March 10, 2017 by McCullough, Caitlin Emily
Created On Friday, March 10, 2017

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Mon 4/3/2017
From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S. Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
From Obamacare to Trumpcare - the challenge of expanding coverage in the U.S.
Mon 4/3/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Why has it proven so difficult to achieve national, universal access to medical care in the U.S.? Come hear from a Pittsburgh family about their experience with the Affordable Care Act’s insurance expansion. Plus, historical and current data illustrating the challenges and accomplishments of recent health policy, and explanation of legislative changes to the ACA proposed in Congress. 

Thu 2/23/2017
Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Film and Discussion - Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA
Thu 2/23/2017 5:45PM - 8:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Brave New Films has released this feature-length film looking at a major public health crisis in America today: gun violence. Through personal accounts of victims and their families, the film highlights important issues (domestic violence, unintentional shootings, firearms trafficking, suicide, and mass shootings) to tell the story of how guns - and the billions made from them - impact the lives of everyday Americans. 

Discussants: Steve Albert and Richard Garland 

Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to the entire Pitt Public Health community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

Wed 1/18/2017
Grand Rounds Peter Salk - Polio Eradication: Prospects and Progress Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Peter Salk - Polio Eradication: Prospects and Progress
Wed 1/18/2017 5:45PM - 7:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G023)

How can we complete the eradication of polio? Dr. Peter Salk will share his thoughts in a Food for Thought lecture on the challenges of eliminating the world's last few cases of polio. The son of Dr. Jonas Salk--who invented the polio vaccine introduced in 1955--Dr. Peter Salk is director and president of the Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation and a visiting professor in IDM.

Part of the Office of Student Affairs' Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! 

Tue 12/6/2016
Big Data: What's the Big Deal? Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Big Data: What's the Big Deal?
Tue 12/6/2016 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health A521

 

Is "big data" just a buzzword, or is there really something new going on? We'll talk about what's new, what isn't, and some instructive success and failure stories.

 

Part of the Office of Student Affair's Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to faculty, staff, and students.

Tue 11/8/2016
Coverage of the Election Results Pitt Public Health Food for Thought
Coverage of the Election Results
Tue 11/8/2016 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Public Health A521

Share a meal and join the conversation as we watch the results roll in. It's a night that matters to all of us!

P.S. Don't just watch the results that evening - make sure you vote that day as well!

Part of the Office of Student Affair's Food for Thought Series, designed to bring the Pitt Public Health community together for thoughtful discussion of today's issues - over food! Events are open to faculty, staff, and students.

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