01/20/2006

WVU Lecture Will focus on State’s Uninsured

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – As part of its Public Health Grand Rounds, the West Virginia University Department of Community Medicine will hold a lecture focusing on uninsured West Virginians from noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center in Morgantown.

Sally K. Richardson, executive director of the Institute for Health Policy Research at WVU, will discuss the numbers of uninsured people in West Virginia and the use of the health care delivery system, and identify gaps in employer-based coverage in the state. She will also discuss the impact of uninsurance on West Virginia’s health care delivery system, and will identify feasible health insurance solutions for West Virginians.

This program is designed for public health faculty, students, health department employees, physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, sanitarians, all public health professionals and other disciplines. Continuing medical education credit is available through the WVU Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Dentistry.

The lecture will be held in Room 6419 HSC South with overflow in room 3084, and will also be available online through the Public Health Grand Rounds Webcast.

For more information, visit  www.hsc.wvu.edu/som/cmed/ophp/PHGR_flyer_1-25-2006.asp

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For more information:
HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087

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