The American health care safety net is a fragile patchwork, built on demonstrated need, community support, and political acumen. Changes in the health care system, coupled with a rising number of uninsured people, may create serious risks for the safety net. How did we get to this point? What can we do to reduce risk and provide accessible care? On Wednesday, September 18th, the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the Catalyst Hub invite you to consider these questions at the next Catalyst on Campus event, “Safety Net Medical Care in Illinois: Providing Care to Those with No Other Access.” This panel conversation will feature professors Keith Bakken and Mary Chase-Ziolek, alongside student guests from Nuremberg, Germany.
The theme for Catalyst on Campus events this year is “home.” Home signifies familiarity, a sense of rootedness, and a call to connectedness. In designating home as our theme, we hope to inspire conversation around multifaceted questions, such as, “How do our neighborhoods foster a sense of home?” “Whom do we choose to welcome into our home?” and “What kind of home do you envision North Park University to be?” This conversation about the local safety net will reveal how our home state meets our fundamental needs.