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2012 Speech Topics (For Health Audience)
If you are looking to book Sen. Bill Frist, M.D. for a speaking engagement, here are a list of topics that you can consider having him speak on:
- Why health care spending in the U.S. is twice the average for other industrialized nations -with worse outcomes! Is the answer national health insurance or a single payor system? Are looking in the right place to reduce health spending?
- What the individual active primary care physician can do to shape health care reform and thereby affect some control over her/his destiny and ensure patient-centeredness. Are we as helpless as we think?
- A look into the crystal ball of health care reform in Washington, DC: Back to the Future (but be ready to eat crushed glass). What will happen over the next six months … and the next five years? How will the 2012 election shape the next cycle of reform?
- Preventive health: what can be expected and at how great a cost in an era of limited resources. Is prevention really the answer to our health care woes? How can the legislators say that prevention is not cost effective?
- Obesity: A reversible epidemic that requires a multi-dimensional creative solution: the driving forces, the policy levers, and individual responsibility. A perspective from the Vice-Chair of the First Lady’s task force on obesity (and physician and policy maker).
- Personalized medicine: As we learn even more about the human genetics, medicine is entering in a new wave of innovation, based on the identification of new genetic markers that allow doctors to target disease with precision never dreamed of. How will this shape the delivery of health care in the years to come?
- The inextricably intertwined relationship of the health of a community and public k-12 education. Why public education may be the most important investment we can make in improving the health of the nation.
- If skyrocketing costs of health care are really the fundamental culprit, how do we control the costs? Can competition and free markets really control health care costs: where competition has worked and where it has failed, and what we can do to make markets work.
- Comprehensive reform is attempted every 17.5 years but has never been successful. Lessons learned from ObamaCare: can the American health care sector be transformed from one that is “volume-driven” to one that is “value-driven?”
- Global health: Why what happens to a family in Africa matters to a family in America. Drawing upon personal experiences of practicing medicine in 7 countries in Africa.
- Global health and international relief: Reflections from personal experiences on the ground immediately after Katrina, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, and Haiti. We are “caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.”
- A Heart to Serve: Capture your passions, shape them, and project them through action to make the world a better place. Centered on Senator Frist’s own medical volunteerism and his theory of using “medicine as a currency for peace.”
- Global Health: The moral imperative of saving lives around the world: How cheap, proven actions can save 10,000 of the 25,000 young children who die every day of preventable causes. By the chairman of Save the Children’s global Survive to 5 campaign.
- Revolutionary new approaches to international aid and fighting global poverty: Using a results-based, metrics-driven approach to partnering with the poorest countries of the world to lift them out of poverty through sustainable economic development (the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Clinton Bush Haiti Fund experiences).