ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

New Haven, CT

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In celebration of National Public Health Week, the award-winning Sundance documentary ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare will be screened at the Yale School of Public Health followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Jeannette Ickovics, director of the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement.

ESCAPE FIRE tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how to save a badly broken healthcare system. The event will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Winslow Auditorium, 60 College Street, New Haven, CT 065210. Admission is free and open to the public. For information, call 203-785-2867.

American healthcare costs could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20 percent of our gross domestic product, within ten years. $300 billion a year is spent on pharmaceutical drugs – almost as much as the rest of the world combined. 

The film examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care.

Filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke interweave dramatic personal arcs of patients and physicians with the stories of leaders battling to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government and the U.S. military.

Health Professionals: Watching the film will qualify for two (2) prescribed CME credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which can translate via reciprocity into two (2) American Medical Association (AMA) Category 1 credits. These two (2) AMA Category 1 credits translate into .2 nursing CMU's. More information may be obtained from individual state nursing boards