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Is War Good for Medicine?
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Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Is War Good for Medicine?

In 2013, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Dr. Jonathan Woodson, told the Defense Health Agency: “So if war is the dark side of the human experience where humanity fails, medicine has always provided some hope and light.” When we...

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign

Today in Ohio, more than 400,000 adults and children receive behavioral health services - encompassing both mental health and substance use services - at a cost of approximately $900 million. Furthermore, Medicaid members needing treatment for mental health or substance...

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign
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Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Next Step to Modernize Medicaid: the Behavioral Health Redesign

Online reservations for this forum are now closed. For ticket availability, please call 216.621.0082. Today in Ohio, more than 400,000 adults and children receive behavioral health services - encompassing both mental health and substance use services - at a cost of...

Improving the Life Chances of Disadvantaged Mothers and Children with Prenatal and Early Childhood Home-Visiting by Nurses
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Friday, June 15, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Improving the Life Chances of Disadvantaged Mothers and Children with Prenatal and Early Childhood Home-Visiting by Nurses

Infant mortality rates, defined as the death of a baby before his or her first birthday, have declined 15 percent between 2004 and 2015, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health...

Why Community Health Planning Matters (Now More than Ever)
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Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Why Community Health Planning Matters (Now More than Ever)

Despite being home to some of the most innovative healthcare systems in the world, American citizens' life expectancy is oftentimes determined solely by ZIP code. Citizens living in poor, primarily minority communities - whether urban or rural - suffer from...

Transition from Volume to Value: The Future of Value-Based Care
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Thursday, October 26, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Transition from Volume to Value: The Future of Value-Based Care

The U.S. spends far more on healthcare than any other country and yet ranks 12th in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries. According to a report from the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network, in 2016,...

Happy Dog Takes on the World: What Can the U.S. Learn from Healthcare Models Around the World?
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Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on the World: What Can the U.S. Learn from Healthcare Models Around the World?

Compared to other rich democracies, the U.S. spends much more of its national wealth on healthcare, has among the lowest life expectancy statistics, and is the only nation with large portions of its citizens uninsured. Yet, crafting major legislation to...

The Black Dog: Why We Don’t Care
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

The Black Dog: Why We Don’t Care

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in four people will be affected by a mental illness or neurological disorder during their lifetime. Currently, more than 450 million people worldwide suffer from a mental illness, making it a leading...

Healthcare Reform: The View from Ohio
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Friday, May 19, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Healthcare Reform: The View from Ohio

Arguably, one of the most contentious and divisive issues currently facing the facing the federal government is healthcare reform. The Republican party has lobbied for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for years. On May 4th,...

Lessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health and Physician Activism
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Friday, April 14, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Lessons from Baltimore: The Intersection of Public Health and Physician Activism

Leana S. Wen, M.D., MSc., FAAEM, became Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore in January 2015. In this role as head of the oldest continually operating health department, Wen manages an annual budget of $130 million targeting issues...

Drug Problem: Is There a Solution to Ohio's Opioid Crisis?
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Friday, March 24, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Drug Problem: Is There a Solution to Ohio's Opioid Crisis?

2016 was an unprecedented year for opioid overdoses nationwide. Since 1999, opioid overdoses and the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S. have quadrupled, creating an epidemic that spans all ages, communities, and demographics. Ohio can be considered the "ground...

Building for Ohio’s Future: Modernizing Medicaid to Continue Ohio’s Healthcare Transformation
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Friday, March 03, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Building for Ohio’s Future: Modernizing Medicaid to Continue Ohio’s Healthcare Transformation

The Ohio Department of Medicaid continues to embrace fiscally responsible and innovative reforms that build on the progress made since 2011 to transform Ohio’s healthcare system so Ohioans can live healthier, more productive lives, and our state’s economy has the...

Medicaid and Health Reform - Past, Present, and Uncertain Future
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

Medicaid and Health Reform - Past, Present, and Uncertain Future

The 2016 election has cast significant doubt over the fate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its accompanying Medicaid expansion. Republican leaders have stated their intention to repeal the law, putting health insurance coverage for 20 million Americans in...

Surviving Breast Cancer:  When Doctor Becomes Patient
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Surviving Breast Cancer: When Doctor Becomes Patient

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its symbol, the pink ribbon, will be ubiquitous. Despite growing awareness and new developments in prevention and detection, one in eight women - approximately 12 percent of the population - will develop breast...

Support and Survival: Handling Alzheimer's and Dementia
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Thursday, October 13, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Support and Survival: Handling Alzheimer's and Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer's or dementia is among the most worrisome challenges of aging. Those who struggle with these diseases often become a shadow of their former selves. In worst case scenarios, the transformation results in violent tendencies in loved...

Recovery, Not Jail: It's Time to Stop Abandoning America's Mentally Ill
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Friday, May 27, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Recovery, Not Jail: It's Time to Stop Abandoning America's Mentally Ill

In a national survey, the Treatment Advocacy Center found that, in 44 of 50 states, the largest prison or jail held more people with serious mental illness than the largest state psychiatric hospital. Mental health is one of the most...

Untangled: The Critical Work of Raising Teenage Girls
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Friday, April 22, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Untangled: The Critical Work of Raising Teenage Girls

Parents of teenage girls know that their daughters enjoy terrific strengths and face unique challenges as they move through adolescence. Though we often describe the teenage years as stressful, raising a teenage girl doesn't have to feel like a tangled...

Unsung Heroes: Behind the Scenes of Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation
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Thursday, April 14, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Unsung Heroes: Behind the Scenes of Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation

In June, Cleveland will host the Donate Life Transplant Games of America, a biennial multi-sport festival featuring 3,000 athletes competing in 20 events. It provides the perfect backdrop to discuss organ, eye, and tissue donation. More than 123,000 Americans are waiting...

At the Heart of Cleveland's West Side
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Friday, March 25, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

At the Heart of Cleveland's West Side

Cleveland's public hospital system is in the process of transforming its main campus. The MetroHealth System will spend hundreds of millions of dollars on improvements to its 52-acre campus and continue working with community partners to improve the entire West...

The New Medicaid
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Wednesday, February 24, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

The New Medicaid

Ohio is one of 32 states and the District of Columbia (D.C). that have chosen to expand Medicaid eligibility. Some states have done so by adopting alternative methods of expansion, and some are proposing welfare-style work or eligibility time limits....

What Will it Really Take to Improve Population Health?
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

What Will it Really Take to Improve Population Health?

Well-intentioned efforts to improve the health of populations rarely succeed, usually because they have too little impact or reach too few people. Solving this problem requires thinking differently about health determinants and levers to change them. As Commissioner of the New...

When the Lights Go Out: A Conversation about Concussions and Youth Sports
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Thursday, January 21, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

When the Lights Go Out: A Conversation about Concussions and Youth Sports

Nearly every week in the National Football League (NFL), a player suffers a head injury. Frontline reports 154 NFL concussions in the 2015 season. The long-term health effects of repeated concussions and other head injuries include memory loss, depression, and...

Guarding the Patient-Physician Relationship in the Midst of Seismic Change
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Friday, September 25, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Guarding the Patient-Physician Relationship in the Midst of Seismic Change

The United States is in the midst of not one, but many epic changes in healthcare. Ongoing structural reform in payment and delivery models will transform the lives of 320 million Americans and directly affects one-fifth of the nation’s...

The State of Breast Cancer in Northeast Ohio
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 3:00 p.m.

The State of Breast Cancer in Northeast Ohio

Every two minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing...

Exporting Talent, Importing Knowledge
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Exporting Talent, Importing Knowledge

After seven years of construction, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi opened its doors to patients in 2015. The facility, located on Al Maryah Island, is the largest structural steel building in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) housing 364 beds and 26...

Patient Experience Partners: Raising the Bar in Northeast Ohio
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Patient Experience Partners: Raising the Bar in Northeast Ohio

Patient experience is rapidly growing as a top priority in healthcare. The Affordable Care Act now links performance-related patient experience metrics to reimbursement. In addition, focusing on patient experience is the right thing to do for the patient. Join us for...

Health Care: Our Collective Future
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Friday, June 12, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Health Care: Our Collective Future

Health care is changing radically and permanently at an unprecedented pace. Consumerism, culture, fiscal realities and technology are converging to disrupt and reshape health care and create new opportunity for those prepared for change. From where we are today, we...

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
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Monday, June 01, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry

Each year, approximately 42.5 million American adults - or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States - suffers from some form of mental illness. Despite increased awareness of condition like autism, depression and schizophrenia, the public...

From Science to Cancer Cures: How the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Makes the City of Cleveland Better
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Friday, January 30, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

From Science to Cancer Cures: How the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Makes the City of Cleveland Better

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer cases are expected to surge 57 percent worldwide in the next 20 years. This rising incidence of cancer is brought about, in part, because of our growing and aging populations. This is...

We Get What We Pay For: Ohio's Plan to Transform Payments to Improve Health
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:00 p.m.

We Get What We Pay For: Ohio's Plan to Transform Payments to Improve Health

Our current health system pays healthcare providers for treatments, tests and procedures -- with no accountability for better outcomes. In 2011, Ohio Governor John Kasich issued an Executive Order to “engage private sector partners to set clear expectations for better...

How University Hospitals and the Cleveland Browns are Partnering to Change the Landscape of Sports Medicine
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014, 5:00 p.m.

How University Hospitals and the Cleveland Browns are Partnering to Change the Landscape of Sports Medicine

Football can be incredibly taxing on the body, especially for professional athletes. Historically, the focus has been on preserving an athlete's speed and power, fixing injuries as they occur rather than working to prevent them altogether. The Cleveland Browns...

Healthcare Delivery: From Volume to Value
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Friday, November 07, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

Healthcare Delivery: From Volume to Value

The U.S. spends far more on healthcare than any other country. A major component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to change the way hospitals are paid, moving from a fee-for-service model based on volume to an outcomes model...

Who Owns the Definition of You and How to Become an Empowered Patient
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Friday, October 24, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

Who Owns the Definition of You and How to Become an Empowered Patient

Montel Williams has become an advocate for the multiple sclerosis (MS) community ever since being diagnosed with the disease in 2009. By detailing his experiences with MS through Living Well with Montel, an online community that he founded, he has...

The Transformation at the American Red Cross
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Friday, June 20, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

The Transformation at the American Red Cross

Gail McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross, began her career as a computer programmer at AT&T. She moved up the ranks to become executive vice president for the Consumer Markets Division, a $26 billion business with 40,000...

Spiritual and Recovery Communities Working Together
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Thursday, June 05, 2014, 7:00 a.m.

Spiritual and Recovery Communities Working Together

Pamela Hyde began as Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in November 2009 when she was nominated by President Obama.  Ms. Hyde will discuss how the spiritual and recovery communities can work together to address...

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Friday, February 07, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

T. R. Reid

T.R. Reid, Reporter, Documentary Film Correspondent and author, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care. T.R. Reid discusses the reasons behind the United States being the only industrialized democracy in the world that...

02.07.14  T.R.Reid City Club Program
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Friday, February 07, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

02.07.14 T.R.Reid City Club Program

T.R. Reid, Reporter, Documentary Film Correspondent and author, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper and Fairer Health Care.

Ohio's Heroin Epidemic
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Friday, January 31, 2014, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio's Heroin Epidemic

This Panel Features Judge Michael Astrab, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and Dr. Christina Delos Reyes, Program Director, Addiction Psychiatry, University Hospitals Case Medical Center. This program is moderated by Monica Robins, Anchor, WKYC Channel 3 News. An expert...

Dr. Akram Boutros
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Friday, November 22, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Akram Boutros

Dr. Akram Boutros talks about his mission to create a thriving healthcare atmosphere at MetroHealth and to provide care to all in need in Northeast Ohio. He speaks about MetroHealth's advancements in health technology and quality of care, as well...

Lars Rebien Sørensen
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Lars Rebien Sørensen

Lars Rebien Sørensen talks about what it means to operate a global healthcare company such as Novo Nordisk. He gives an international perspective on Obamacare, saying he believes it is undignified for anyone to go without at least basic health...

H. Stephen Lieber
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Friday, August 09, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

H. Stephen Lieber

Stephen Lieber speaks about the vast possibilities of changing the face of healthcare with IT. He discusses the importance of broadband connectivity so patients can access and control their health records online. He also notes that Cleveland is beginning to...

Michael Roizen
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Friday, May 10, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Michael Roizen

Dr. Michael Roizen speaks about the positive impacts smoking legislation and increased exercise can have on both the job market and the economy.

Ohio Medicaid Expansion Panel
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Thursday, March 28, 2013, 12:00 p.m.

Ohio Medicaid Expansion Panel

Featuring John Corlett, Vice President of Government Affairs for MetroHealth, and Robert Alt, President of The Buckeye Institute. Moderated by Dr. J.B. Silvers, Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Our expert panel debates whether Ohio should opt in to the...

Case Downtown: Charity Care Obligations
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 11:30 a.m.

Case Downtown: Charity Care Obligations

Professor Jessica Berg of the CWRU School of Law speaks about Charity Care obligations and tax-free hospitals.

Bruce D. Broussard
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Friday, November 30, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Bruce D. Broussard

Bruce D. Broussard, CEO of Humana, a leading health care company, speaks about the topic "Simplicity to Achieve Sustainability."

Sister Carol Keehan
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Friday, August 17, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Sister Carol Keehan

Sister Carol Keehan, DC, President and CEO, Catholic Health Association, speaks in an Encore Series about health care reform and where we have gone since she last spoke here in 2008.

Dr. Camara Jones
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Friday, July 13, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Camara Jones

Research Director on Social Determinants of Health and Equity Jones speaks about the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high...

Dr. Karen M. Jaffe & Marc Jaffe
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Friday, March 16, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

Dr. Karen M. Jaffe & Marc Jaffe

Dr. Karen M. Jaffe and Marc Jaffe spoke on the benefits of laughter and dealing with Parkinson's Disease.

City Club Youth Forum: Stefanie Sizemore Tolar
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012, 12:00 p.m.

City Club Youth Forum: Stefanie Sizemore Tolar

This Youth Forum featured Stefanie Sizemore Tolar speaking to high school students about overcoming drug addiction, eating disorders and peer pressure.

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