Join us for “The Health of a Nation: An Expanding Role for Universities”

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Washington, DC - Urban Universities for HEALTH is collaborating with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities (USU) to offer a special health session at the 2013 APLU Annual Meeting, entitled "The Health of a Nation: An Expanding Role for Universities."  The session will take place from 1:45-3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, at the APLU Annual Meeting (registration required), held at the Marriott Wardman Park hotel (2660 Woodley Rd NW) in Washington, DC.

This session will explore the impact of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and accompanying transformation of the health care sector on public universities as educators of the future health workforce, stewards of academic health centers and community health, and large employers that provide health insurance to their workers. As universities adapt to these policy changes, they have an opportunity – and responsibility – to think critically about how health career fields will be affected and how institutions can respond in ways that maximize student success at both the undergraduate and professional levels and help adapt their institutions to a fundamental social change. 

Panelists will discuss how universities are preparing for the paradigm shift imposed by national health care reform and shaping the future health workforce for their communities.

Dr. Shari Garmise, Vice President of Urban Initiatives at APLU, provides a preview of the session:

For more information about this session, please contact Julia Michaels, Learning Collaborative Coordinator, at