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Healthcare includes programs about Alaska's health, including potential threats to a healthy society, access to and cost of health care, and new ideas in providing healthcare systems aimed at improving our overall level of health.

  • The Future of Health Care with Medical Economist Jeff Bauer  (October 01, 2014)

  • The Company that Solved Health Care: The Serigraph Prescription  (October 11, 2012)
    John B. Torinus, Former CEO Serigraph, Author

  • Private Sector Solutions to the Cost of Care  (July 26, 2012)
    Tom Hunt, Physician Chief Executive at Providence Health & Services Alaska; Kevin Thomas, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at NANA; Kathy Carr, Vice President at GCI; and Tim Adamczak, Compensation/Benefits Manager at Alyeska Pipeline Service Company

  • Removing the Uncertainty in Alaska's Health Care Future - Balancing Cost, Quality and Access  (April 12, 2012)
    Richard Umbdenstock, President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Hospital Association

  • The Future of Health Care - Balancing Cost, Quality and Access  (June 15, 2011)
    Rick Pollack, American Hospital Association Executive Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy

  • The Debate: Is the US Government Afforded the Power to Mandate Health Insurance  (April 13, 2011)
    UAA Debaters - Colin Haughey, Drew Cason, Michaela Hernandez, Sarah Carpenter

  • Adopting New Technologies and Medical Advances to Combat Cancer in Alaska  (October 12, 2010)
    Dr. Richard Goldberg, Physician-in-Chief, North Carolina Cancer Hospital and Chief of the Division of Hematology & Oncology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • The Economic Impacts of Health Care Reform on Alaska  (September 22, 2010)
    Tom Nighswander, Co-chair of the Commonwealth North Health Care Action Coalition, Deborah Erickson, Executive Director of the Alaska Health Care Commission, Mark Foster, Mark A Foster and Associates

  • Two Big Issues: Health Care and Social Security  (September 13, 2010)
    Lee Hammond, AARP President

  • The Economic Impact of Health Care Reform on Alaska  (May 11, 2010)
    Tom Nighswander and Duane Heyman, Co-chairs of the Commonwealth North Health Care Action Coalition, Deborah Erickson, Executive Director of the Alaska Health Care Commission, Mark Foster, Mark A Foster and Associates

  • Health Care Follow-up, Chronic Illness "Beyond the Law of Averages: Breast Cancer Research"  (November 19, 2009)
    Dr. Lori Goldstein the Director of the Breast Evaluation Center and Leader of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia

  • Cutting through the Rhetoric of Health Care Reform and what that will mean for all Alaskans  (November 10, 2009)
    Tom Nighswander MD, MPH with Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, Pat Luby Advocacy Director for AARP's Alaska State Office, and Bruce Lamoureux Chief Operating Officer of Providence Alaska Medical Center

  • Health Care Reform Debate   (September 02, 2009)
    Stephen Isaacs attorney, writer-editor, and former professor of public health at Columbia University; Dr. Paul Jellinek Program Vice President of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

  • Congressional Update and Analysis of America's Health Care System  (August 11, 2009)
    Senator Lisa Murkowski 

  • Who will take care of Mom and Dad   (August 06, 2009)
    Paul Hogan, co-founder and CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, and International Franchise Association's Entrepreneur of the year

  • Transferring a Clinical Advance from the Laboratory to Bedside - Saving Blue Babies  (June 03, 2009)
    Dr. Warren Zapol, Director of the Anesthesia Acute Care Laboratories at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Reginald Jenney Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School.

  • The Health Care Crisis: Is Reform Good Business?  (February 20, 2007)
    Senator Lisa Murkowski.

  • Health Issues Facing Alaska  (May 19, 2008)
    Dr. Ron Goetzel, Director of the Emory University Institute for Health and Productivity Studies.

  • Health Care Policy Debate  (September 11, 2007)
    Edmund Haislmaier, Senior Research Fellow in Health Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and Michael Tanner, Director of Health and Welfare Studies at the Cato Institute.

  • H.R. Brereton (Gubby) Barlow  (July 10, 2007)
    H.R. Brereton (Gubby) Barlow, President and Chief Executive Officer of Premera Blue Cros.

  • Planning an Effective Employee Wellness Program - What works best?  (January 18, 2007)
    Larry Chapman, MPH WebMD.

  • Health and Productivity Management: Waste or Opportunity?  (September 27, 2006)
    Larry Chapman, MPH, Chairman and Senior Consultant for Summex Health Management.

  • Health Care Expenditures in Alaska  (March 08, 2006)
    Mark Foster, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research.

  • Avian Influenza  (January 19, 2006)
    Rick Kearney, Wildlife Program Coordinator at the U.S. Geological Survey; Dr. Richard Mandsager, Director of the Division of Public Health for the state of Alaska; Dr. Jay Butler, Alaska State Epidemiologist and Chief of the Epidemiology Section of the Division of Public Health; and Dr. Douglas Causey, Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Studies at UAA.

  • Impending Crises in Alaska Health Care  (January 28, 2005)
    Al Parrish of Providence Health System; Ed Lamb of Alaska Regional Hospital; Randall Burns of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association; Commissioner of the Department of Health & Social Services Joel Gilbertson.

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