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Release: Aug. 28, 2002

MEDIA ADVISORY: Levey To Give UI College Of Public Health Lecture

WHAT: Second annual University of Iowa College of Public Health Distinguished Faculty Lecture

WHO: Samuel Levey, Ph.D., Gerhard Hartman Professor of Health Management and Policy in the UI College of Public Health

WHEN/WHERE: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29

Seebohm Conference Room (Room 283)

Eckstein Medical Research Building

Levey's lecture, "Public and Personal Health Services; Prospects for a New Partnership" will focus on how the United States may be at the threshold of potential transformations that could result in long-needed reform of both the public health and personal health services sectors of the health economy. For much of the 20th century, the public health system and the health care system (or medical care) existed virtually independently as two separate cultures. The new realities of bioterrorism, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and drug-resistant bacteria call for new public health–personal health partnerships.

Levey will outline opportunities for narrowing the divide between the two sectors with the view that coordination will yield more cost-effective programs and a better distribution of public and personal health services.

The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow Levey's talk.

For more information regarding this lecture, contact Dan McMillan at (319) 335-6835.