Karen Sokal-Gutierrez on Tooth Decay, TEDx BerkeleyKaren Sokal-Gutierrez on Tooth Decay, TEDx Berkeley
April 20, 2013

Karen Sokal-Gutierrez discusses the world pandemic of tooth decay. Sokal-Gutierrez is a physician trained in pediatrics, preventive medicine, and public health, with a focus on maternal-child health. She has worked as a physician in community health clinics, public health program administrator, consultant to child care and preschool programs, and writer for a parenting website. She is an associate clinical professor at the University of California, Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program and School of Public Health where she teaches medical students, public health graduate students and undergraduate students. Her work focuses on improving early childhood health. She has worked in global health for over 30 years, including for the past 10 years leading a family of studies on children’s oral health and nutrition in El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Nepal and India, in which over 100 volunteer students and health professionals have participated.
shortell-413A New Vision for California’s Health Care System: Integrated Care with Aligned Financial Incentives
April 4, 2013

Speakers Stephen M. Shortell, dean and Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management, and B. Fulton, assistant adjunct professor of health economics, discuss the Berkeley Forum Report—a detailed roadmap that would transform the state’s health care system and improve care and outcomes while saving billions of dollars in the process. The report is the result of an unprecedented, year-long collaborative effort involving policy experts from UC Berkeley, CEOs of major health insurers and health care delivery systems, and leaders from California’s public sector. Panelists are Wade Rose, vice president, external and government relations at Dignity Health, and Anthony Barrueta, senior vice president for government relations at Kaiser Permanente.This lecture is part of the Implementing Health Care Reform in California lecture series, cosponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars Program.

Donna DooleyThe Triple Aim: Better Health, Better Care, Lower Cost
March 18, 2013

In this lecture, California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley discusses the Governor’s “Let’s Get Healthy California Task Force, which she cochaired. The task force was charged with developing a 10-year plan to make Californians healthier. Dooley speaks about the task force’s report and its framework for assessing Californians’ health across the lifespan.This is the fourth lecture in the Implementing Health Care Reform in California lecture series, cosponsored by the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, the Goldman School of Public Policy, and the Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Scholars Program.

2-heroes17th Annual Public Health Heroes Gala Awards Reception
March 14, 2013

The  UC Berkeley School of Public Health presented the 17th Annual Public Health Heroes awards to Dr. J. Michael McGinnis and Dr. David Satcher. McGinnis was recognized for his transformative influence on public health and prevention and his service as a top health official under four U.S. presidential administrations. Satcher was honored for his leadership in promoting health equity, mental health, and sexual health as U.S. Surgeon General and CDC director. See the award presentations and acceptances.