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The Conversation Speaker Series: Public Policy or Police State?

Thursday, February 8, 2018, 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

We’ll explore the role of the government in health promotion. What is the role of the government in encouraging healthy behaviors? Does the government have a different responsibility to respond to infectious diseases like Ebola, bird flu, or Zika than it does for chronic diseases like obesity, diabetes, or cancer? Should the government only get involved when diseases present a “harm to others”? If so, should financial harms, like impact on insurance premiums or on Medicare count? We’ll grapple with these questions about the role of government in keeping us healthy—and what role the public should have in shaping government policy for public health.

Cost: $45 session/$200 series
Phone: (713) 798-5461
Tickets: https://connect.bcm.edu/special-events/2017-2018-medical-ethics-diva-u-speaker-series?srctid=1&erid=1775993&trid=33f4881d-779f-42e4-8ba4-1445873eea41
Event url: www.bcm.edu/ethics/speakerseries

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