Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Prof. Knudsen speaks about Affordable Care Act to UAA Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Prof. Kristin Knudsen, Justice Center faculty, and Joan Fisher, Lead Navigator at United Way of Anchorage, co-presented on the Affordable Care Act to health sciences students in the UAA Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) on March 28.

The session included discussion of:
  • the Healthcare.gov website
  • insurance options
  • important provisions beyond insurance
  • legal history of the Act
  • legal and policy implications of the Act

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions is an interprofessional educational community that gives students the skills to become agents of change in health care improvement. Students in nursing, medicine, allied health, pharmacy, dentistry, policy and other health professions are encouraged to participate in order to gain and improve skills like quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork, leadership and patient-centered care.  Dr. Heidi Mannion is the faculty advisor for this group. For more information about the the IHI, email her hamannion@uaa.alaska.edu.