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E. Richard Brown Symposium on Universal Health Care in California: Global Lessons

E. Richard Brown Symposium on Universal Health Care in California: Global Lessons

Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
UCLA Covel Commons, 3rd Floor
200 De Neve Dr.
Los Angeles , CA
California US
Event Contact 

Venetia Lai


Launching the 25th anniversary of the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, the E. Richard Brown Symposium will be held on March 1-2, 2019. Dr. Brown, founder of the Center, spent his life advocating strongly for a care-for-all system that would ensure health services for every Californian. Honoring that spirit, the symposium topic is universal health care in California, engaging experts, lawmakers, and academics in a review of possible system designs, policy proposals, and important areas of research to inform a robust discussion on the future of health coverage that benefits everyone in the state. 

This workshop on March 2nd will feature discussion of the successful development and implementation of universal health care systems in Taiwan, Canada and other middle-income countries by international experts in universal care models. 

Panel Presentations

  • Tsung-Mei Cheng, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
  • Raisa Deber, University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation
  • Joseph Kutzin, World Health Organization Health Policy Financing
  • David Carlisle, President and CEO, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Q&A: Ritu Sadana, World Health Organization

Working Lunch & Discussion 

Facilitators: Steve Wallace, Michael Rodriguez, Ninez Ponce, Mark Peterson, Nadereh Pourat

  • Financial/Economic Considerations
  • Health System Design
  • Workforce Concerns
  • Public Health and Policy