Did You Miss Dr. Donald Berwick at the Third Annual Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health? Catch the Video Here.

in Events, SSW News Releases
May 2nd, 2014

On April 12, 2014, the Boston University School of Social Work hosted the third annual Hubie Jones Lecture in Urban Health. The annual symposium honors the vision of Hubie Jones, dean emeritus of the School, who inspired and shaped the School’s urban mission during his 16-year tenure, and who continues to influence and define Boston’s social and civic landscape.

This year’s guest speaker was former administrator of the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services Donald M. Berwick, MD, MPP, FRCP. Dr. Berwick discussed the urgency and possibility of changing healthcare in America to achieve better care, better health and lower cost through improvement.

Through an emotional story of his patient, Isaiah, Dr. Berwick discussed the current shortcomings of America’s healthcare. He noted three integral characteristics that need embracing: improved care, a broader support for comprehensive care, and a reallocation of resources to other social needs. The entire lecture, including the question and answer period with the audience, is available below or can be viewed here on BUniverse.