Lecturer is Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, President of Merck Vaccines and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Medicaid Expansion Enrollment starts October 1, 2013 for coverage beginning in January 2014. Neighborcare Health specialists will be on campus to help eligible members of the UW community enroll in the expanded Medicaid program. Please bring your most recent tax return and the social security numbers of all household family members you wish to enroll.
Who is eligible?
- Any US Citizen or eligible resident who earns less than 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (representing an annual income of $15,864 for one person)
*Low income individuals/families and small businesses above Medicaid limits may be eligible for subsidies and/or tax credits through the Health Benefit Exchange.
Join us in the Rotunda to learn more about plan options or to get enrolled!
Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Ted Schettler is Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. He also serves as science director of the Collaborative on Health and Environment and science advisor to the Health Care Without Harm campaign . He has an MD from Case Western Reserve University and an MPH from Harvard University. Dr. Schettler is co-author of "Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment"; "In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development"; and "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging." He has published a number of articles on related topics in peer-reviewed journals and has served on advisory committees of the US EPA and the National Academy of Sciences.
Department of Health Services
University of Washington
Maurizio Vecchione oversees IV's collaboration with Bill Gates to invent and deploy technology specifically focused on improving life in developing countries. IV is a Bellevue, WA-based business specialized in invention. Mr. Vecchione has nearly 30 years of experience in the technology sector. He has contributed to building nine startups and helped launch more than 50 commercial products, resulting in more than $1 billion in shareholder value. His work spans the software, internet, wireless and life sciences sectors, primarily in connection with technologies incubated by government and university R&D efforts. Mr. Vecchione most recently served as CEO of Arrogene, which is commercializing a new nanotechnology platform for cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, and as CEO of telemedicine pioneer CompuMed.
Under Mr. Vecchione's leadership, Intellectual Ventures is currently working on projects that involve:
Disease modeling to help assess which interventions or policies would most effectively impact diseases such as malaria and polio.
Through nine compelling stories of girls in nine countries, "Girl Rising" highlights the impact of girls' education on the health and wellbeing of girls, families, communities, and countries.
The trailer is here: http://www.girlrising.com/girl-rising/?id10x10=undefined
Please RSVP at: http://globalwa.org/convene/global-washington-events/#post-20604
SInce 2005, smoking has been prohibited in public places, but since then the increasing presence of hookah lounges and e-cigarettes, and the legalization of marijuana, have meant new challenges for public health agencies in enforcing the law.
In this one-hour webinar, representatives from four health jurisdictions in Washington State discuss their experiences developing policies and enforcing laws to promote smoke-free air in public places.
Register at: http://bit.ly/1c9V3HO
The EEOC has sued agricultural growers on behalf of victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. Some of these have involved threats of violence to silence victims.
EEOC regional attorney William R. Tamayo will discuss how a case is developed, what evidence is needed, immigration status issues, and EEOC's cases on behalf of farmworkers.
The annual joint meeting of the University of Washington / University of British Columbia / Simon Fraser University / University of Victoria Occupational, Environmental & Public Health Conference will be held Jan. 9-10, 2014, at the Semiahmoo Resort. The program, whose theme is Changing Environments and Population Health, starts at 10:00 am, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, and continues through Friday afternoon. Conference rates are guaranteed for those who reserve their rooms by December 9.
The David Bates Speaker for 2014 will be Dr. Richard Jackson (Professor and Chair of Environmental Health Sciences at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles). Dr. Jackson will deliver this year's David Bates Memorial Lecture, titled: "The Built Environment as a Determinant of Health: Keep the Effort Going!"
This meeting is a great opportunity to get together with cross border colleagues to discuss current health and safety, research, and practice issues. It is small enough to allow conversations between researchers and students.
The registration procedure has been streamlined from previous years, so please read the instructions carefully.
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