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2001/02 Kaiser Media Fellowships Program

Kaiser Media Fellowships program sitevisit to Seattle, WA and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Sunday, August 4–Friday, August 9, 2002

Accommodations :

Sunday, August 4-Wednesday, August 7/Seattle: W Seattle Hotel, 1112 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
Wednesday, August 7-Friday, August 9/Vancouver: Metropolitan Hotel, 645 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2Y9

Sunday, August 4-Seattle, WA
6:15pm: Drinks 7:00pm: Dinner–Studio 3, 2nd floor, W Seattle Hotel
Monday, August 5-Seattle, WA
Briefings at Studio 6, 3rd floor, W Hotel
8:30 am: Buffet breakfast 9:00 – 12:00am: Bob Putsch, Cross-Cultural Health Care Program and other invited speakers
-Interpretation and language services: current issues/problems caring for immigrant populations
-Infant mortality
-Outreach to underinsured/uninsured women and children 12:00- 2:00pm: Working lunch 2:30 – 4:00pm: Treating asthma in the home, Lung Association of Seattle 4:15 pm: Maren Grainger-Monsen, M.D., Filmmaker-in-Residence; Senior Research Scholar, Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics-Multicultural training of doctors
-Melanie Tervalon, MD, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine-The Multicultural Health Program, Children’s Hospital, Oakland, CA 6:30pm: Meet in hotel lobby and walk to restaurant 7:00pm: Dinner, Wild Ginger, 1401 Third Avenue, Seattle

Tuesday, August 6-Seattle, WA 8:30 am: Depart hotel by van Visit to Group Health Cooperative
521 Wall Street [corner of 6th Ave. and Wall St.], Seattle, WA 98121 9:00 am: Buffet breakfast
-Welcome by Cheryl Scott, CEO, Group Health; Gary Feldbau, MD, medical director 10:00 – 11:15 am: Panel 1: A behind the scenes look at a “high performing plan”:
Ted Eytan, MD; Matt Handly, MD; Karen Merrikin, JD; Hugh Stradley, MD 11:15-11:30 am: Break 11:30 am-12:45 pm: Panel 2: Pharmaceuticals-evaluating drug safety and efficacy:
Jim Carlson, PharmD; Matt Handley, MD; Brian Harris, MPH; Marc Mora, MD 12:45pm-1:45 pm: Working lunch
Panel 3: Providing culturally competent care-research, outreach and implementation:
Bill Beery , MPH; Ted Eytan, MD; Paula Lazano, PhD; Ed Wagner, MD 2:00 pm: Depart by van Visit to Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104 2:30-5:00 pm: –Community House Calls program
–Multicultural diabetes project
–Cancer prevention, focused on Asian-Americans
(Contact: Bria Chakofsky, Community House Calls program) 5:15 pm: Depart by van for hotel 6:30 pm: Meet in hotel lobby, walk to restaurant 7:00 pm: Dinner, Dahlia Lounge, 2001 Fourth Avenue (at Virginia Street) Seattle

Wednesday, August 7-Seattle, WA/Vancouver, Canada
7:00 am-8:00 am: Pick up boxed breakfast, Earth & Ocean restaurant, W Seattle Hotel 8:00 am: Depart hotel by van-bring overnight bag 10:00 am-12:00 pm: Visit to Lummi Tribal Health Center, 2592 Kwina Road,
Bellingham, WA 98226
-Barbara Finkbonner, Director, Lummi Tribal Health Center; 2001 Kaiser Native American Health Policy Fellow
-Darrell Hillaire, Chairman, Lummi Tribe
-Aaron Thomas, Communications Director, Lummi Tribal Health Center 12:00 pm-1:30 pm: Working lunch 2:00 pm: Depart by van for Vancouver, Canada 4:00 pm: Arrive/check in, Metropolitan Hotel, Vancouver 7:30 pm: Meet in hotel lobby 8:00 pm: Dinner, Connaught Room, Metropolitan Hotel

Thursday, August 8-Vancouver, Canada
Connaught Room, Metropolitan Hotel

8:30 am: Buffet breakfast 9:00 am-12:15 pm: Briefings on the Canadian healthcare system; pharmaceutical drug policies; health issues for aboriginal peoples
–Steve Morgan, PhD, Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Columbia
–Jeff Reading MSc, PhD, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Aboriginal Peoples Health; Associate Professor & Research Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto 12:15 pm: Working lunch–2002 Kaiser Media Fellows discuss their projects 3:00 pm-5:00 pm: Visit to Multicultural Family Centre, REACH Community Health Centre
–Carole Christensen, program director, Multicultural Family Centre
–Jessica Chenery, program coordinator, Healthy Eating Active Living Diabetes Prevention Program 6:30 pm: Meet in hotel lobby, walk to waterfront restaurant 7:00 pm: Dinner, Five Sails, 300-999 Canada Place

Friday, August 9
am: Fellows depart


2001 Kaiser Media Fellows:

  • Raney Aronson, producer, Frontline, New York City
  • Bob Davis, medical and science writer, USA Today
  • Don Finley, science, medicine, and environment editor, The San Antonio Express-News
  • Merrill Goozner, freelance journalist and associate professor of journalism, New York University
  • Andrew Julien, health/medical writer, The Hartford Courant
  • Andy Miller, health care business reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

2002 Kaiser Media Fellows:

  • Jonathan Cohn, senior editor, The New Republic
  • Jon Palfreman, senior producer, FRONTLINE
  • Marc Shaffer, independent television producer

Invited reporters:

  • Wendy Lawton, health reporter, The Oregonian

Kaiser Foundation staff:

  • Penny Duckham, executive director, Kaiser Media Fellowships Program
  • Priya Helweg, program manager, Native American Health Policy Fellowship Program
  • Jinhee Pai Kim, program associate, Kaiser Media Fellowships Program
  • Sonia E. Ruiz, policy analyst, Minority Health and HIV/AIDS


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