I would like to take the time to update you on our latest workforce initiatives that we have been working on, and specifically to share with you an NCAPIP webinar, “Health Policy 101 for Medical Students”, that will be held on Thursday, May 9th at 6pm PST (9pm EST).
We would like to invite you to attend the webinar, and to share the link with medical students in your network in Chicago.
Here is the Registration URL we hope you will share with your networks
The workforce portion of our May 2012 national conference yielded a great deal of valuable dialogue from all in attendance, including students from Hawaii, Michigan, Tennessee, California, and of course, Chicago (thank you for your help). Top priorities were to continue to engage medical students in public health policy, healthcare disparities, and leadership training, and to increase the communication between medical students from different ethnic and racial backgrounds to understand different perspectives as well as draw on commonalities in practice and serving communities.
This webinar will feature NCAPIP Policy Chair Dr. Winston Wong delivering a presentation on health policy with a special emphasis on subjects that are particularly relevant to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) patients and the doctors who serve them. The scan we did showed that many of the medical students in our networks had limited knowledge of healthcare policy and the ACA, and so this webinar will seek to educate on that.
NCAPIP’s position on the future of the healthcare workforce is encompassed by the concept of “21st Century Medicine”, a concept developed based on the changing landscape of healthcare delivery under the ACA, with a focus on prevention, the patient – physician relationship, and coordinated care to name a few. It is a calling for physicians to shape the future of health in this country, one that moves towards the common goal of everyone working in health: more optimal health for all patients.
Thank you for your continued help and partnership.