Point/Counterpoint: HIV Programming and Policy

Posted by on November 11, 2013

Public Health: Point/Counterpoint
Debating Pressing Public Health Issues of our Time
In 2013-2014 the Penn Center for Public Health Initiatives will present a seminar series entitled Public Health Point/Counterpoint. Each event within the series will discuss a key public health issue or approach in a debate format, allowing for a variety of opinions and viewpoints to be represented. Specific themes to be covered include:

HIV Programming and Policy: Will treatment as prevention overshadow the efforts of behavior change programs?
Friday, November 15th, 12 – 1:30pm

Flyer: http://www.cphi.upenn.edu/user_documents/11-15flyer.pdf
RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ajdCWPu-UJqX_yxtmJ8d8VovgzXWELFnMevwhCCmhWg/viewform

Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium, 34th and Spruce streets
Myron S. Cohen, MD
J. Herbert Bate Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology and Epidemiology
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Robert M. Grant, MD, MPH
Professor, Medicine
University of California, San Francisco

Victoria A. Cargill, MD, MSCE
Professor, University of Pennsylvania Robert Wood Johnson Scholars program.

Other topics in development:
The Oregon Health Insurance Experiment: Lessons learned for the Affordable Care Act? Does the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment give us insight into if expanded health insurance access in the US will make a difference to health outcomes? If so, what do the data tell us?

What is the best way to Incentivize Health?: Are monetary incentives for behavior change the best way forward to encourage positive health behaviors? Are these methods sustainable and worthy of a long-term investment? Or should we be focused on other public health approaches instead?

What is the Bottom Line in Public Health?: What should drive public health investment and practice? Should we be focused on long-term health outcomes alone or should we be driven to take action because all people simply deserve access to certain services, commodities and environments?

Public Health by Design: Can we achieve positive public health outcomes through focusing on individual behavior or do we need to take a design approach to making healthy behaviors easier to achieve?

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