Columbia Mailman School kicks off its 2014-15 Grand Rounds series, “Next Gen Population Health,” with a talk by Dr. Alonzo Plough, vice president of Research-Evaluation-Learning and chief science officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In his role at the Foundation, Plough has embarked on a bold effort to create a culture of health.
In a Q and A ahead of his Grand Rounds lecture, Plough said that in order to improve health, we “need to raise the national consciousness that inequality in health outcomes is a shared national problem.” While he noted that passage of the ACA, for one thing, signifies that a shift is taking place, there is much more work to be done. He made several suggestions, including better integration of prevention, healthcare, and social services through the life-course.
The first Mailman School Grand Rounds of 2014-2015 academic year takes place on Wednesday, September 10 at 4pm, on the Columbia University Medical campus. All are invited to the talk and reception that follows.