Dr. Cedric Dark spoke on how health policy can benefit community health. He discussed the role of public health, the state of the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion, and the botched opening of the health insurance exchanges.
Dr. Cedric Dark led a discussion on health reform for the SNMA Conference in March 2013. He was joined by former SNMA President Bryant Cameron Webb. The workshop focused on graduate medical education, primary care, the role of nurse practitioners and physician assistants, and the Medicaid expansion for underserved populations.
Dr. Cedric Dark spoke on “evidence-based health policy” for the American Medical Student Association’s annual PAHCALI in February 2013.
Dr. Cedric Dark led a discussion on health reform and payment changes as a result of the Affordable Care Act for the SNMA Conference in April 2012.
Policy Prescriptions contributors engaged ASMA members in a series of Webinars in the winter of 2011 – spring 2012 covering topics such as History of American Healthcare, ACA Update 2012, Medical Malpractice, and Pay-for-Performance.
Dr. Cedric Dark, MD, MPH (as part of a delegation from the Maryland chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians) testified in front of the House Committee on Economic Matters (Maryland State Legislature) to support House Bill 924, a bill by Delegate Heather Mizeur. Read Del. Mizeur’s op-ed in the Baltimore Sun. Download our Fact Facts about Medical Malpractice.
Dr. Cedric Dark spoke to first- and second-year medical students at Johns Hopkins University on October 19, 2010. The discussion was on the topic “Merging Myth with Reality: Evidence-Based Health Policy.”
T. R. Reid, author of “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care,” spoke to an audience at the George Washington University Hospital at an event sponsored by Policy Prescriptions and the GW Emergency Medicine Residency program.
Dr. Cedric Dark, MD, MPH spoke to the American Medical Student Association’s Paul Ambrose Health Care for All Leadership Institute on September 19, 2010. The Institute has a long history of inspiring medical and pre-medical students to be active in health policy and the grassroots effort to extend health care to all people. The discussion was on the topic “Merging Myth with Reality: Evidence-Based Health Policy.”
Drs. Kameron Matthews and Stanley Frencher delivered a primer on Health Reform for the Resident and Young Physician section of the National Medical Association Annual Conference, which was held in Orlando, FL during August 2010.
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Dr. Cedric Dark was an invited speaker for National Advocacy Day for the Student National Medical Association on June 20, 2010. He spoke on “Effective Lobbying”.
Cedric Dark, MD, MPH participated in a panel discussion on Medical Student Advocacy during the Student National Medical Association’s Annual Medical Education Conference held March 31- April 4, 2010 in downtown Chicago, IL. The theme of the 2010 conference was Healthy Impact 2010: Educate. Advocate. Empower.
Dr. Stanley Frencher helped to organize the Doctors March for Health Reform. He spoke before a gathered crowd of physicians, Congressional Representatives, and Senators including Senator Charles E. Schumer for whom he once interned. Watch the Press Conference below.