Healthcare Team Update

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

An American Sickness

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

Men can join the League of Women Voters, too. Right?

Right! This was a question a man asked me at a recent League of Women Voters forum. Men (and young adults) are welcome! There are already many male members who contribute to making democracy work. Our chapter is for Larimer County and members are from several towns in Larimer County. Why not Change the name? … More Men can join the League of Women Voters, too. Right?

Strangers in Their Own Land – Anger and Mourning on the American Right

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

Health Care Legislation

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

Book Club Resources for Glow Kids

Author Bio: http://drkardaras.com/about/ Book Review: Why calling screen time ‘digital heroin’ is digital garbage – The Verge Book review: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/05/smartphone-addiction-silicon-valley-dystopia Discussion Questions: Remember our past when we didn’t have all this technology. Any good things with all this technology? What do you think it’s done to our attention capabilities?  It is not just a problem … More Book Club Resources for Glow Kids

Oil and Gas Wells – What We Don’t Know Can Harm Us

The League’s Events Planning Team is presenting a Community Conversation on March 19 at 11:30, in the Coloradoan Community Room, 1300 Riverside Avenue, Fort Collins.  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 … More Oil and Gas Wells – What We Don’t Know Can Harm Us

Voter Education and the Behavioral Health Center

At their January 11 meeting, the LWVLC Health Care Team hosted Laurie Stolen, Larimer County Behavioral Health Project Director, for a discussion concerning behavioral health in Larimer County and on-going efforts to educate voters about the ballot measure planned for November 2018. Following are a few key points from the discussion: Educational focus is “Mental … More Voter Education and the Behavioral Health Center