Canadian health system discussed tonight in UMD Alworth lectureAn expert on the Canadian version of health-care delivery will be the keynote speaker today in the latest installment of the yearlong lecture series on health-care systems sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
An expert on the Canadian version of health-care delivery will be the keynote speaker today in the latest installment of the yearlong lecture series on health-care systems sponsored by the Royal D. Alworth Jr. Institute.
Antonia Maioni, a professor at Montreal’s McGill University and leading scholar in the field of Canadian public policy, social policy and health-care reform, will speak at 7 p.m. in Montague Hall, Room 80, at the University of Minnesota Duluth. The event is free and open to the public. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow.
Maioni’s lecture will provide an overview of the Canadian health-care system, an explanation of how Canada was able to make the political choices it did concerning health care and implications for the U.S.
Organizers note that, given Canada’s close proximity to Minnesota and the state’s focus on health care, Northland residents should be interested in a deeper look at the Canadian system.
“Many Minnesotans embraced Gov. Mark Dayton’s vocal support of and involvement in coordinating bus trips of Minnesota seniors to Canada to obtain cheaper prescription drugs when he ran for governor,” Cindy Christian, director of the Alworth Institute, said in a news release announcing the lecture. “If there is a health-care system that Minnesotans should investigate further, it is Canada’s.”
Maioni is an associate professor of political science at McGill University, in the Institute for Health and Social Policy.
The lecture will be broadcast on KUMD-FM 103.3 at 7 p.m. April 15.