The Politics of Health

By Steven Windmueller

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), April 2005

Windmueller explores challenges related to the principles of health care, the politics of America's health care system and the implications for the Jewish community during this transition in American health practices. To help explore the challenges related to the politics of health, he invites three people knowledgeable in the field to explain their positions: Dr. Alexandra Levine, Medical Director of USC/Norris Cancer Hospital and Chief of Division of hematology at the USC School of Medicine; Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, who represents the Third Supervisorial District within Los Angeles; and Andi Milens, the National Director of Community Relations and Communications for the Jewish Council of Public Affairs (JCPA). Ultimately, the Jewish community is called upon to devise coordinated and defined Jewish community engagement with the issues of politics and health guided by four principles: Jewish will be increasing consumers of health care services, prompting engagement; the opportunity to develop new community-based coalitions; this represents a critical intersecting point linking other social safety net concerns; and it is a Jewish moral imperative to become involves in this conversation.

Topic: Morality, Ethics, Medical Care, Data, Health and Healing, Demography, Values, Community Building

Page Number(s): 1-16

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Genre: Speech

Coverage: United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Windmueller, Steven

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Bibliographic Information:
Windmueller, Steven. The Politics of Health. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). April 2005: 1-16. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=11180


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