Integration of U.S. and Mexican Health Care Systems will be Topic of Andrew W. Nichols Lecture, July 20

Integration of U.S. and Mexican Health Care Systems will be Topic of Andrew W. Nichols Lecture

Integration of U.S. and Mexican Health Care Systems will be Topic of Andrew W. Nichols Lecture, July 20

The Rural Health Office at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health invites the public to a discussion of the integration of U.S. and Mexican health care systems during the First Andrew W. Nichols Memorial Lecture, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 20. The lecture is a special feature of this year's Annual Rural Health Conference at the Pointe South Mountain Resort, 7777 S. Pointe Parkway, Phoenix.
The lecture will be presented by David Warner, PhD, MPA, professor of public affairs at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and visiting professor of public health at the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. He also holds the Wilbur Cohen Professorship as a fellow.

During the past two years, Dr. Warner and his students have completed extensive studies of both cross-border health insurance and cross-border training and certification programs. Findings from these studies reveal that the integration of U.S. and Mexican health care systems presents both barriers and opportunities, as well as inevitable consequences. Dr. Warner will explain these during this free event, which is part of the 31st Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, sponsored by the Rural Health Office and the Arizona Rural Health Association.

For more information about the event go to www.rho.arizona.edu or contact Rebecca Ruiz, (520) 626-7946, ext. 254, or aruiz@rho.arizona.edu.

Assignment Editors Please Note: Reporters are invited to cover the lecture or to interview experts on the topic. For more information, please contact Vicki Gaubeca, (520) 626-7229 or Lynda Bergsma, (520) 626-7946, ext., 235 or lbergsma@u.arizona.edu 

 

Established by the Arizona Board of Regents in January 2000, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman Arizona College of Public Health is the first public health college in the four corner states. The Arizona College of Public Health's mission is to promote the health of individuals and communities with a special emphasis on diverse populations and the Southwest. Programs concentrate on the reduction of health disparities, the development and maintenance of healthy communities, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.