Thursday, June 7, 2012

A sneak peek at keynote speaker Donald Berwick

As most of you already know, APHA meetings are packed with inspirational speakers and noted public health leaders. (Anyone remember the 2010 APHA Annual Meeting with opening session speaker Cornel West? Well, if you saw it, you wouldn't forget it. And if you didn't, then here you go. Get ready for some serious social justice with this video.)

This year's Midyear Meeting in Charlotte, N.C., will again offer an impressive roster of movers and shakers in public health. So, we thought we'd offer a little sneak peek at the Midyear Meeting's opening session speaker, Donald Berwick, who took the helm of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shortly after the signing of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. During his tenure at CMS, Berwick oversaw significant changes, including the expansion of evidence-based preventive services for Medicare enrollees. Today, Berwick is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

Read more about Berwick's thoughts on the challenges facing public health in this Q&A with APHA's newspaper, The Nation's Health. And to learn more about the speakers you'll see in Charlotte (in just a few weeks!) take a look at this year's Midyear Meeting schedule.

1 comment:

Josh Lipsman, MD, JD, MPH said...

He's really one of the masterminds behind health reform, so it should be very interesting to hear what he has to say, particularly if the Supreme Court has rendered its ACA verdict by then.