Despite spending more on healthcare than any other nation in the world, Americans today live shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries. How come?
As Dr. Sandro Galea demonstrates in his new book, Well: What We Need to Talk About When We Talk About Health, the American healthcare system focuses far too much on insurance plans, pharmaceuticals, and doctors at the expense of addressing the real, underlying determinants of good health outcomes: location, power, money, and choice (among other variables). In this talk, Dr. Galea will explore the real reasons American health outcomes are falling across the nation, the myriad ways they affect our health, and why it’s essential that we start talking about them.
Sandro Galea is Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at the Boston University School of Public Health. (At the time of the appointment, he was the youngest dean of a school of Public Health in the United States.) A native of Malta, he previously served as a field physician for Doctors Without Borders, and held academic positions at Columbia University, University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Galea was named one of Time’s “epidemiology innovators,” and has been listed as one of the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” by Thomson Reuters.
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