Bioscience

Students, teachers invited to discuss health care reform

November 19, 2009

By Flinn Foundation

Project Civil Discourse 
presents
Speaking, Not Shouting:
A Community Conversation About Health Care Reform

 
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Check-in 5:30 p.m.
6:15 – 9:00 p.m.
 
AE England Building, Civic Space Park
444 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Listen and be heard. Speaking, Not Shouting: A Community Conversation About Health Care Reform will engage participants in a town hall discussion that captures opinions from a diverse spectrum of citizens around key questions that underlie health care reform.

The objective of this event is to aid in public understanding of the health care issue presently being debated and discussed in Congress and more importantly to demonstrate how an issue such as health care reform can be discussed in a civil and respectful way.  The forums are nonpartisan; no particular outcome is intended nor is agreement on solutions necessarily sought.

Discussion questions may include:
– Should all Americans have access to a basic/minimal level of health care services?
– How do we balance individual rights with the community’s interest in managing public  health issues and controlling health care costs?
– What is the proper role of government in regulating/controlling costs related to health care?

Featured Speakers
James G. Hodge Jr., Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
 
Kim VanPelt, Associate Director
St. Luke’s Health Initiatives

Free and Open to the Public
Registration is Required as Space is Limited

 
Click here to register

 

Health Care Reform Resources

 
Presenting Partners
This event is presented by Project Civil Discourse and the following Arizona organizations, all dedicated to creating a respectful dialogue and discourse on public issues.

Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution
Arizona Association of Facilitators
Arizona Chapter of the American Jewish Committee
Arizona Consumers Council
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
Arizona Humanities Council
Arizona School Board Association
Arizona State University College of Public Programs
Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program
Arizona Town Hall
Goldwater Institute
International Association for Public Participation
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Maricopa Community Colleges Center for Civic Participation
Morrison Institute for Public Policy
O’Connor House Project

 

 
Presenting Partners
This event is presented by Project Civil Discourse and the following Arizona organizations, all dedicated to creating a respectful dialogue and discourse on public issues.

Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution
Arizona Association of Facilitators
Arizona Chapter of the American Jewish Committee
Arizona Consumers Council
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
Arizona Humanities Council
Arizona School Board Association
Arizona State University College of Public Programs
Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program
Arizona Town Hall
Goldwater Institute
International Association for Public Participation
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Maricopa Community Colleges Center for Civic Participation
Morrison Institute for Public Policy
O’Connor House Project

 

 

For further information contact: Britt Kimball, Splashmaker Productions
602-770-5057; 
splashmaker@cox.net

 

About Project Civil Discourse

 
To advance society and improve the quality of life in Arizona, we must be prepared to discuss potentially divisive issues, such as growth, education, healthcare, religion, race, immigration and transportation. Our democracy is dependent upon a responsible citizenry that can, and will, wrestle with these tough issues, without partisanship, while maintaining respect for the need to hear, understand and take into account different viewpoints.
 
Project Civil Discourse is a special initiative of the Arizona Humanities Council working in collaboration with organizations from around the state to provide opportunities for the public to participate in trainings, forums, and special events that share, model and provide insight on collaborative problem-solving skills. The program goal is to widely share proven skills that can enhance and improve debate and discussion about the important issues that affect our future.