It's time to find a Summer Reid!
Transforming Health | 06.17.13
Join the Summer Movement - Read T.R. Reid’s “The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care”
Aligning Forces for Quality - South Central PA has teamed up with the Central PA library systems, as well as WITF to encourage residents to start discussing health care in our communities and ideas for making improvements.
Pick up a copy of the book at your local library.
To help jump start the conversation, the public is being asked to participate in A Summer Reid - a special program that invites residents to visit local libraries to borrow The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care, written by New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid and hold a discussion with their book clubs, friends, family members, co-workers and etc.
In the book, T.R. Reid explains the handling of health care in other countries, including France, Britain, Germany, Japan and others. He shares the details of his tour of successful, affordable universal health care systems. Using a plain-English explanation, T.R. Reid helps individuals understand the state of health care in the United States and around the world.
Individuals who read the book also have the chance to win a copy of the book, attend a private book signing with T.R. Reid and enjoy an invitation-only dinner hosted by Aligning Forces for Quality - South Central PA on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 to hear him speak. Thirty winners will be chosen.
After reading the book, participate in a discussion using this T.R. Reid Discussion Guide and complete a survey to be entered into the drawing.
All surveys must be submitted by August 30, 2013!
Visit any of the following libraries to borrow the book and complete the survey.
- Adams County Library System
- Cumberland County Library System
- Dauphin County Library System
- Franklin County Library System
- Hershey Public Library
- Library System of Lancaster County
- Lebanon County Library System
- Middletown Public Library
- Newport Public Library
- York County Library System
Mark your calendars:
- Reid will be a guest on witf 89.5’s Radio Smart Talk hosted by Scott LaMar at 9am on Thursday, September 12, 2013.
- He will also appear on Smart Talk hosted by Nell McCormack Abom on witf TV 9pm Thursday, September 12, 2013.
More on T.R. Reid:
Globe-trotting reporter, T. R. Reid, sits down with witf’s Smart Talk host Nell McCormack-Abom to discuss the state of the U.S. healthcare system and how it compares to systems around the world. He’s the author of New York Times bet-seller, The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care and he has a new documentary out about better, cheaper health care in America.
All over the country Reid has spoken with doctors who are not only concerned about caring for the physical problems of their patients, but are concerned with the fiscal problems facing their communities.
The concept of a patient-centered medical home has been around for a while. But it is gaining some attention as it has the potential to deliver better care to patients at a lower cost. This is because it will ultimately be a more efficient way to deliver care. You can learn more about patient-centered medical homes in this healthcare vocab video.
"The problem with our health system in the U.S. is that we never made a moral commitment to cover everybody. And, everyone must be a part of the system in order to drive down costs," Reid says in the interview.
Click here to watch T.R. Reid's PBS documentary, "The Good News in American Medicine."