April 17, 2014  

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College of Health, Hattiesburg Clinic To Present Spring Forum Series

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The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi has partnered with Hattiesburg Clinic to present the 2013 Spring Forum Series titled: “Mississippi’s Health, Mississippi’s Future.”

The series begins on Tuesday, March 5 with the program, “The Evolution of Health Care: What Does a Modern Health Workforce Look Like?” This forum, set for 5:30 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center Ballroom, will examine several health professions in Mississippi, the ongoing changes needed to provide care for all population segments and the controversy surrounding expansion away from traditional care models.

Nothing can top health care as a “front-burner” issue today in Mississippi or the nation,” said Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the Southern Miss College of Health. “The partnership between Hattiesburg Clinic and College of Health to produce the Spring Forum Series – open to the entire community and not just the university – is more timely, and more important, than ever.”

Speakers for the opening forum include Dr. Ron Cossman, director, Mississippi State University, Office of Mississippi Health Workforce; Theresa Malone, executive director, Mississippi Nurses Association and Troy Daniels, chief of human resources, Forrest General Hospital.

The series continues on Tuesday, April 2 (5:30 p.m. in Thad Cochran Ballroom) with “What is the Real Cost of Health Care?” This forum is dedicated to exploring where the real cost of health care is located and to offer possible solutions to lowering this cost for both the industry and the average consumer.

On Tuesday, April 23 the series concludes (5:30 p.m. in Thad Cochran Ballroom) with “How Are We Going to Care for All of These People?” This forum will examine the needs of a growing retirement-age population and analyze the best ways to treat these individuals in their final stage of life.

Admission to all the forums is free and refreshments will be served. For more information visit www.usm.edu/health