Healthcare in a Civil Society

What is Healthcare in a Civil Society (HCS)? 
Healthcare in a Civil Society is a half day CME event sponsored by the Tarrant County Academy of Medicine's Ethics Consortium. We seek to provide a forum to discuss topics relevant to healthcare in our community. We expect he issues discussed to be timely but know that they may be controversial. By providing a forum in which knowledgeable leaders representing a variety of professional perspectives and viewpoints talk openly and honestly about the problems before us we seek to engage participants in dialog in the hope that we might learn from one another and implement positive change in our circles of influence. We believe that such dialogue is critical for us to build a solid foundation for healthcare in our community. 

Our first event came on the heels of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Recognizing that what most people heard was coming from sound bites carefully constructed by the extremes from both liberal and conservative perspectives we created a space where participants could rationally examine a variety of viewpoints and arrive at their own conclusions. Subsequent forums have maintained the civil dialogue as we have continued to examine the consequential issues impacting public health, with an emphasis on the healthcare professional's role in society. 


2023: Conscientious Objection in Healthcare 
2022: Polarization and the Erosion of Public Trust in Healthcare

2021: (Re)building a Culture of Communication in the New Normal (virtual)

2020: Patient Autonomy and the Common Good

2019: Quadruple Aim #4 – Provider Wellbeing: Impact on Healthcare

2018: Quadruple Aim #3 – Reducing the Cost of Care

2017: Quadruple Aim #2 – Improving the Health of Populations
2016: Quadruple Aim #1 – Improving the Experience of Care 

2014: Who’s Accountable for Your Health?  (Presented as the Affordable Care Act was being implemented.)

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