Universal Health Care Foundation and our parent organization, CHART, are holding the next forum in our Reform to Transform series on the evening of Tuesday, March 18 at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven campus. The forum, Healing Health Care: Curing the System of Overuse, Underuse and Misuse will feature a keynote address by Shannon Brownlee, author of the book Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine is Making Us Sicker and Poorer.
A nationally known leader in highlighting the scope and consequences of overuse of medical care, Brownlee currently serves as senior vice president at the Lown Institute, a health policy non-profit. The Lown Institute is dedicated to a “more just and compassionate world,” where health care professionals “serve as healers and as advocates for those who are vulnerable and most in need of care; where patients receive the medical services they need and are safe from unnecessary treatment and harm; and where health care exists for the benefit of patients, communities and nations.”
Brownlee does not to mince words in her presentations on our broken health care system. For example, she is a featured speaker in the movie, Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, where she describes the system as a “disease care system” that, “…if it really was honest with itself, it doesn’t want you to die and it doesn’t want you to get well. It just wants you to keep coming back for your care of your chronic disease.”
Please join us for what promises to be a thought-provoking evening. The forum will also include reaction from a panel of respondents and a Q and A session with the audience. To learn more about this event, visit the event page on our website or purchase tickets using the button below.