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Health care policy forum to be held Feb. 22

The Department of Political Science and Public Affairs and the Public Policy Institute at Western Carolina University will host a health policy forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Catamount Room of the A.K. Hinds University Center.

The health policy forum is a part of the Quality Enhancement Plan’s “Sweet ‘N Low” initiative. Designed to enhance the educational experience of students at WCU with thematic and interdisciplinary learning opportunities, the forum will address health policy issues affecting Western North Carolina.

Panelists will include representatives from the WNC medical community, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies. Topics to be discussed include federal health care legislation and the impact of budget shortfalls on health care in the region.

The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact Gibbs Knotts, political science and public affairs department head, at 828-227-3862 or via e-mail at gknotts@wcu.edu.

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