• Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Muin Khoury, MD, PhD
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    Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Muin Khoury, MD, PhD

    >>>DR. STEPHEN TAPLIN: We’re going to turn now to Muin Khoury. And Muin is going to take us back down to the person level and look very directly at the person, even below the skin level of what’s going on. Muin is the founding director of CDC’s Office of Public Health Genomics, which assesses the impact of advances in human genetics and human project on public heath and disease prevention. And he’s a senior consultant to NCI, he’s been working with us now for several years. He’s been a great addition to our staff. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Khoury started the Human Genome Epidemiology Network, HGNET. The evaluation of…

  • Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests expected to continue into 2020
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    Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests expected to continue into 2020

    as we reflect on 2019 the year that it was and looked toward to 2020 the new year we cannot but talk about the turmoil in Hong Kong now many Watchers expect a similarly if not more chaotic 2020 there too what we saw for more than half of last year our um Ji Young with a forecast since last year Hong Kong has been rocked by pro-democracy protests that have captured international attention it was June 9th when about a million Hong Kong citizens took to the streets against a controversial bill proposed by the government of Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam that would have allowed for criminal…

  • The Opioid Epidemic is a Lie – Medical Freedom
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    The Opioid Epidemic is a Lie – Medical Freedom

    I am sitting in a stick Hut in the park. Today, I’d like to talk with you a bit about medical freedom. I do a radio show called medical freedom and I’m asked sometimes, well, what is medical freedom? And it’s really a right that we don’t have, but we should. One of our founding fathers, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was Dr. Benjamin Rush, and he urged for a provision to be made for medical freedom just as there was being made a provision for religious freedom. He wasn’t heeded and today we live in a world of: forced vaccination, pain patients being stripped of their pain medicine,…

  • Leading an Industry Turnaround: Lessons from Government Interventions at GM and Chrysler
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    Leading an Industry Turnaround: Lessons from Government Interventions at GM and Chrysler

    Thanks for having me. I think since we’re in a classroom setting, as Mike said, we can make this very interactive. I’ ll make a few opening remarks and sketch out what we did and we did it as quickly as I can with the clock back there reminding me what time it is and then would love to take your questions on any aspects of this. I’ll start at the end actually because when GM went public that day I had agreed to co-host CNBC and was sitting on the set of CNBC as the various GM executives and the floor people and bell rang and the first share…

  • Can Universal Basic Income / Social Democracy  Fix America’s Inequality? | Jeffrey Sachs
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    Can Universal Basic Income / Social Democracy Fix America’s Inequality? | Jeffrey Sachs

    There’s a proposal around that’s got a lot of interest called universal basic income where everybody is guaranteed at least a certain level of income in the society. Some free market economists like Milton Friedman talked about a negative income tax which in effect had the same features of guaranteeing a certain level of income for everybody as a base. I think from a human rights and decency standard there’s a lot of sense to the idea that everybody in a society should be able to meet their basic needs. There’s on the other hand this sense if you give someone a check whether they’re trying, not trying, working, not…

  • Why capitalism requires free higher education and universal healthcare
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    Why capitalism requires free higher education and universal healthcare

    (light music) – You know, it’s time to think about how much education people, sort of, should have without having to pay for it. I think a number of states have talked about free community college. It may be that we are at the point where that is the minimum requirement for anybody to get a good job. And if that be the cost of preparing people for capitalism, we should pay it. Historically, high-school education in the US was free, even when, in the late part of 19th century, it was way above the kind of education that most people got. Only a few from the middle class benefited…

  • Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Paul Cleary, PhD
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    Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Paul Cleary, PhD

    >>>DR. STEVE CLAUSER: Paul is the Anna Lauder Professor of Public Health and Dean of the Yale School of Public Health and his recent research includes a statewide initiative to improve cancer care in Massachusetts, which I assumed involved many levels of effects. And a study of also how organizational characteristics affect the cost and quality of care with people with AIDS in a national evaluation of continuous improvement initiatives in clinics providing care to HIV individuals. He has published over 300 articles and book chapters describing his research. And I’ll let Paul take it from here to talk about methods and analytics.>>>DR. PAUL CLEARY: Thanks very much, Steve. Everything…

  • Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Discussant comments by Thomas Vogt, MD, MPH
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    Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Discussant comments by Thomas Vogt, MD, MPH

    >>>DR. STEVE CLAUSER: Our discussion for this session is Tom Vogt. I can tell, he’s got his hands full with this group. But he’s a former senior investigator at Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Services Research. His work is investigating improving prevention services in medical care settings, the quality and cost of preventive care, primary care organization, and satisfaction with care across several states and multiple managed care systems. And it looks like he’s more than prepared to deal with this group. So, without further ado I’ll let Tom go ahead.>>>[APPLAUSE]>>>TOM VOGT: Thank you. I’m not sure anyone is prepared to deal with this group, but I’ll start out. I’m…

  • Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Brian Weiner, PhD
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    Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Presentation by Brian Weiner, PhD

    >>>DR. STEVEN CLAUSER: The next session has really kind of transitioned us into really talking about getting into some of the real applications, on the challenges and opportunities, as it is called, for multi-level intervention research. And in particular, we are going to be looking at practical ways of trying to figure out do we select interventions, what are some of the conceptual and theoretical issues about timing and other things and thinking about appropriate interventions. And then talk about some of the research methods that are very appropriate for thinking about getting into this field in a way to really address some of the extraordinarily challenging conceptual questions that…

  • Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Q&A session moderated by Rena Pasick, DrPH
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    Multilevel Interventions in Health Care Conference: Q&A session moderated by Rena Pasick, DrPH

    >>>DR. RENA PASICK: I would like to introduce myself, I am Rena Pasick from the University of California San Francisco where I do disparities research and community outreach. I am standing in for Karen Emmons who was to moderate this session, but was unable to make the trip. So I hope you will help me out, because if you don’t engage, it is going to make me look bad. My task is to connect you, the participants, with the panelists that you heard from this morning. I just want to say that I really am excited about this meeting and the questions that we are wrestling with. It is really…