Join us for a brown bag lunch and Great Decisions discussion on Monday, June 4 from 11:30 to 1:30 at Plymouth Congregational Church (916 W Prospect Rd, Fort Collins) Guest are welcome. In this Great Decisions discussion, the topic will be: Global Health: Progress and Challenges A number of key factors coincided to drive the … More Great Decisions To Discuss Global Health
On Monday, May 14 the Health Care team sponsored a showing of the BIG PHARMA: Market Failure documentary, followed by a panel discussion and a Q and A session. About 60 people attended and the event was filmed thanks to the Fort Collins Public Access Network. The movie presented the problem of high drug … More Event Recap: Big Pharma Film and Discussion
Movie Screening and Panel The Team and the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care will co-sponsor the DVD, “Big Pharma,” about the high cost of prescription drugs, on Monday, May 14 at 7:00 pm at Harmony Library. This event is free and open to the public. Following the film, a panel will discuss their perspectives: … More Healthcare Team Update
By Elizabeth Rosenthal Discussion materials: Author bio: http://www.mayo.edu/people/elisabeth-l-rosenthal-md/pfc-20293935 Book Reviews: New York Times – https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/books/review/an-american-sickness-elisabeth-rosenthal.html Kirkus Review – https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/elisabeth-rosenthal/an-american-sickness/ Discussion Question – What is the price of patient complacency? What role do hospital conglomerates play in rising health care? How has Big Pharma impacted medical costs? How is the digital age helping and hurting … More An American Sickness
by Arlie Russell-Hochschild Join the discussion Wed., May 9 at 11:30 am at Raff’s Restaurant in Windsor or at 6:30pm at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins. Or host your own discussion with friends using the materials below. 2016 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST FOR NONFICTION A 2016 NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK NEW YORK TIMES … More Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right
The Healthcare Team of the Larimer League of Women Voters presents the film “Big Pharma: Market Failure” on Monday May 14, 7-8:45pm a harmony Library, 4616 S Shields St in Fort Collins. The natural economic forces of supply and demand for pharmaceuticals has been disrupted, they fail to work to provide reasonable prices to US … More Big Pharma: Market Failure Film
Attention Water Users of The Fort Collins/Loveland Water District There is a lively interest for the May 8 election of the Board of Directors for the Fort Collins-Loveland Water District (FCLWD). There are 8 candidates running.The FCLWD is holding two Open Houses to help users learn more about your water system and proposed improvements, including … More Got Water?
Learn what the City of Longmont is doing to protect the health and safety of its residents from the impacts of oil and gas wells, and the associated pipelines. Jason Elkins, City of Longmont Engineer, spoke about that City’s work – locating old oil and gas wells and identifying and assessing their related risks. The … More Impact of Oil and Gas Wells – Videos
The Health Care Team (thanks to Annette DeMartine) is tracking this year’s health care legislation – targeting those that LWVCO supports (just to highlight a few): SB 24 allows behavioral health providers to participate in loan repayment programs in exchange for practicing in health professional shortage areas. SB 22 puts parameters around new opioid prescriptions, … More Health Care Legislation
Jane Hamburger wrote: Did you know there are seven (7) water districts in the Northern Colorado Front Range? They are: West Fort Collins East Larimer County Sunset Water District City of Fort Collins Utilities Water Fort Collins Loveland Water District Spring Canyon Water District North Weld County Water District. Each district has its own local … More How Can I Affect My Water District?