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50 Years Tribute

THE SPIRIT AND LEGACY OF 50 YEARS OF CHANGE

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This year, the college’s theme is “50 Years,” in remembrance of the important milestones in our country’s response to poverty and inequality.

Among these milestones are Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech on August 18, 1968, President Johnson’s proposal for a War on Poverty during his January 8, 1964 State of the Union address, and President Kennedy’s 1963 call for civil rights legislation that ultimately became law on July 2, 1964 as the Civil Rights Act of 1964. These events were followed a year later by the creation of Medicare and Medicaid, and the Voting Rights Act.


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50 YEARS OF MEDICARE & MEDICAID CONFERENCE

Please join The Ohio State University College of Social Work, Wexner Medical Center and interdisciplinary partners as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Medicare and Medicaid programs. We will bring together national and local experts to review the current and future status of healthcare in the United States.
DaschleEdwardsWEBWe welcome Senator Tom Daschle, one of the country’s most respected and influential voices regarding healthcare reform in the country, and Barbara Edwards, former Director of Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Faculty, staff, healthcare and service providers will participate in a full day and evening dedicated to the discussion of healthcare in our country.

WHEN: Monday, March 23, 2015
WHERE: The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union
COST: $125.00
SOME TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
The impact of payment reform; Medication Therapy Management; Medicaid’s impact on immigrant children; how have changes in Medicaid and Medicare affected low income Ohioans; the impact of Medicare/Medicaid to health care services, including dentistry, family medicine and mental health
CEUs: Continuing Education Units available for counselors, social workers and MFTs.
Approval pending for Dentistry, Pharmacy and Medicine.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8-9 a.m.: Registration & Welcome, by Dr. Sheldon Retchin, executive vice president of health sciences and chief executive officer of the Wexner Medical Center
9-10 a.m.: Speaker Barbara Edwards, former Director of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and nationally recognized expert in Medicaid policy
10-11:45 a.m.: Breakout Sessions I
Noon-1:00 p.m.: Lunch
1-2:45 p.m.: Breakout Sessions II
3-4 p.m.: Speaker Senator Tom Daschle, Founder and Chairman of The Daschle Group and distinguished expert in healthcare
6-8 p.m.: Annual Robert J. O’Leary Lecture, Keynote: Senator Tom Daschle

PARKING: Available in the Ohio Union garage. For more information CLICK HERE.
TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE
BE SURE TO CHECK BACK FOR MORE CONFERENCE UPDATES!

TO BE A SPONSOR, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, Contact Sara Friedman at friedman.32@osu.edu

Registration Form
50 Years of Medicare & Medicaid Conference Save the Date
50 Years of Medicare & Medicaid Conference Sponsorship Form


2015 ROBERT J. O’LEARY MEMORIAL LECTURE REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION FOR THOSE NOT ATTENDING THE MEDICARE & MEDICAID CONFERENCE

To reserve your seat for the Robert J. O’Leary Lecture featuring Tom Daschle on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union, CLICK HERE.  Choose whether to print or receive an emailed copy of your event ticket.  Tickets received by email may be shown on your handheld device upon entry to the lecture.

2015 Robert J. O’Leary Memorial Lecture information


What do these milestones mean to you? Check back regularly for upcoming events that honor this momentous era.

COLLEGE OF SOCIAL WORK SPONSORED AND CO-SPONSORED EVENTS

Commemorating the 1965 Immigration Act: Reflections on its Legacy Today
A Reading of the Letter from Birmingham Jail
Community Cookout & Food For All Festival, Sunday, August 31, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Antrim Park Shelter House, 5800 Olentangy River Rd., Sponsored by Clintonville Beechwold Community Resources Center & The Ohio State University College of Social Work
Thomas Kiffmeyer Lecture
Poor Kids
2014 Robert J. O’Leary Memorial Lecture
Inequality For All
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OSU & COMMUNITY EVENTS

The Continuities Between Immigrant Detention & Mass Incarceration
Honoring Civil Rights Struggles, DISCO Welcome Reception
Film: Nourish International’s Screening of What Matters?
April 17, 7 p.m., 100 Independence Hall, The Ohio State University, Free of charge
Poverty Summit
3rd Annual Ripple of Hope Awards Luncheon
Poverty Simulation
EOC Rally in the Alley

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Call For Action [PDF]
Announcement to Students and Faculty [PDF]

BLOGS

Access to Education as an Avenue out of Poverty [PDF]
Did the War on Poverty Fail? [PDF]
50 Years Later [PDF]
What Would King Say Now? [PDF]