Health Care in Our Community: Possibilities and Realities Sep 23, 2014, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



The Allegheny County APPRISE program and the Allegheny Link to Aging and Disability Resources, in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy and University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work is presenting the health care symposium Health Care in Our Community: Possibilities and RealitiesThis symposium will examine the accessibility of quality health care in our community (and our nation) – and its cost (to the individual recipient and to the community).

 A panel of experts - representatives from health provider systems, government health agencies, and private social service programs will discuss:

  • The quality and accessibility of health care in our community – and the quality and accessibility of health care if you can’t afford to pay for it (health care for the poor and the homeless in our community)?  
  • Is there an imperative (morally, politically, economically) to guarantee access to affordable quality health care to everyone in our community – is this even a possibility anymore, realistically?
  • What is the direction we are headed (in our own community and as a nation) in the delivery and accessibility of affordable quality health care?
  • How successful have programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and ACA been in making quality health care more accessible/more affordable?
  • What are potential solutions for improvement?

The format is designed and intended to create a dialogue among the panelists as well as the audience.   An essential part of this process is encouraging the audience's participation in the discussion.

The event is free (although no food or beverages will be served) and seating is limited to about 300.  If you would like to attend, and have not already responded, please send your RSVP to mckendreew@fswp.org.

Location Information

Location: University Club, Grand Ballroom

Address: 123 University Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15260