Howard Koh, former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health to visit JABSOM
November 18, 11:00am - 6:30pm
John A. Burns School of Medicine Medical Education Building
What are the top ten things you need to know about the Affordable Care Act? A physician and former government official who was deeply involved in helping develop â€œObamacareâ€ will answer that question, among others, in several sessions at the University of Hawaiâ€™i John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) in November.
Dr. Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., now with the Harvard School of Public Health, will be in the JABSOM Medical Education Building on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Koh was the United States Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services, where he was closely involved in the Affordable Health Care Act (ACA). A physician of Korean-American descent, Dr. Koh helped ensure that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the ACA would address needs of all citizens, including Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders.
In addition to the ACA, the all-day event will include sessions with JABSOM students and sessions focusing on leadership in public health and Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Issues.
A full schedule is listed below:
11:00 a.m. â€“ 1:00 p.m. â€“ MEB 202 Access Grid
Discussion with Dean Hedges, JABSOM/UHCC/UHM/Public Health leadership
â€œCancer prevention and control to reduce health disparities: forging strong academic-community-public health partnershipsâ€Lunch will be provided.
1:30 p.m. â€“ 2:30 p.m. â€“ MEB 315 (Auditorium)
Seminar for JABSOM/Kakaâ€™ako campus community
â€œThe Top Ten Things You Should Know About the Affordable Care Actâ€
3:00 p.m. â€“ 4:30 p.m. â€“ MEB 301
Seminar with Family Medicine residents, faculty, staff, invited medical students and other residents, public health students
â€œReflections on Public Service and Public Health Leadershipâ€
5:30 p.m. â€“ 6:30 p.m. â€“ MEB 315 (Auditorium)
Robert T. Wong Lectureship â€“ Open to JABSOM and to the public
â€œReflections on Asian American and Pacific Islander Health Issues under the Obama Administrationâ€
John A. Burns School of Medicine Dean, Mānoa Campus
Melia Young, 692-1208, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://jabsom.hawaii.edu