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Consortium Grand Rounds: 'Rebuild CPMC the Right Way': Community Health Planning in an Era of Profit-Driven Care
Start Date: 9/25/2013Start Time: 3:30 PM
End Date: 9/25/2013End Time: 4:30 PM

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About the Event:
The presenters will provide background information on the CPMC hospital development project approved by San Francisco this past July.  They then will briefly discuss healthcare planning before the early 1980s and what has happened since as a result of healthcare industry de-regulation.  Their  focus will be mainly on hospitals but in the context of overall public health policy considerations including the importance of socio-economic determinants and other developments in healthcare delivery.  They will conclude by standing back from and examining the CPMC campaign as an example of a creative response to the need for and importance of community input in an era of healthcare de-regulation.

Update: An audio recording of the event is now available as an attachment (or can be downloaded directly here).

About the Speakers:

Mark Aaronson, JD, PhD
Mark Aaronson joined the faculty at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1992.  He was hired specifically to establish U.C. Hastings’ in-house clinical program.  He is the founding director of the Civil Justice Clinic (CJC) and initially taught in its Individual Representation Clinic.   In 2000, at the request of Tenderloin neighborhood leaders, he started a Community Economic Development Clinic as part of the CJC’s course offerings.  Its principal focus is to provide non-litigation assistance on policy and operational issues to nonprofit advocacy and social service organizations seeking to improve the quality of life of low-income Tenderloin residents.  He also teaches a simulation course on Problem Solving and Professional Judgment.  His most recent publication is a book-length work entitled Representing the Poor:  Legal Advocacy and Welfare Reform during Reagan’s Gubernatorial Years, 64 Hastings L. J. 933 (Special Issue) (2013).  In June 2013, he retired from fulltime teaching and is now an emeritus professor of law.

For two years immediately prior to working at U.C. Hastings, Mark was in private practice with a law firm whose main clients were construction trade unions involved in promoting and enforcing pro-environmental legislation.  Before then, he was for thirteen years the Executive Director of the San Francisco Lawyers’ Committee, a nonprofit organization which combines the resources of a fulltime legal staff and large numbers of pro bono volunteers to provide individual and group representation on civil rights, antipoverty, and immigrant and refugee issues.  While at the Lawyers’ Committee, he argued a welfare rights class action case before the United States Supreme Court.  Mark also has held fulltime faculty positions in political science at the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California and at City University of New York.  He earned his J.D. in 1969 from the University of Chicago, and his A.B. (1965), M.A. (1966), and Ph.D. (1975) in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Bob Prentice, PhD
Bob Prentice, Ph.D., is Director (Retired) of the Bay Area Regional Health Inequities Initiative (BARHII), a collaboration of eleven local health departments in the bay area and beyond, and a Senior Associate for Public Health Policy & Practice (Retired) at the Public Health Institute.  Bob was previously Director of the Public Health Division at the San Francisco health department, where he worked for nearly two decades in a variety of roles.  He also had lead responsibility for city homeless policy during the mayoral administration of Art Agnos.  Bob has taught courses in Health Policy and Health & Social Justice to undergraduate and graduate students at San Francisco State University.   He received his doctorate in sociology from Michigan State University.  He is also an alumnus of the Public Health Leadership Institute.

Paul Kumar
Paul Kumar is a public policy and communications consultant whose clients include the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the hotel and restaurant workers union UNITE HERE, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and the Courage Campaign, California's progressive online organizing hub.  Previously he served for ten years as the Director of Government Affairs for SEIU United Healthcare Workers - West, developing and overseeing the political and public policy programs of the largest industrial healthcare union in the West, with 150,000 members in all health care settings and job classifications.  In that capacity, he played key roles in the overhaul of California's homecare and nursing home financing systems, the enactment of California's comprehensive bill of rights for consumers of managed care, the passage of hospital pricing protections for low-income and uninsured individuals, and the drafting and adoption of San Francisco's groundbreaking universal health care plan, as well as several different efforts at statewide comprehensive healthcare reform.  He also led the design and implementation of major corporate accountability campaigns in every region of the state, helping to hold dozens of major health systems and nursing home chains accountable to meet community needs and raise California healthcare workers' wages and benefits to among the highest in the nation.  In that context, he counts his 14 years of coalition work to save St. Luke's hospital and ensure that CPMC is rebuilt the right way among his proudest achievements.  He graduated with a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1985.
Location Information:
UC Hastings - Snodgrass Hall  (View Map)
198 McAllister St
San Francisco, CA 94102
San Francisco
Room: C
Contact Information:
Name: Roxy Bischoff
Attachments For This Event:
    > CPMC Audio Recording
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