Lurie Institute to hold lecture on health care reform

Gerben DeJong, Ph.D. '81

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy will host a lecture titled "Health care reform: What it will mean for Post-acute Care and for Individuals with Disabilities" on Thursday, Jan. 27, from 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. It will be held Schneider G-3 and feature Gerben DeJong, Ph.D. '81, director of the Center for Post-acute studies at the National Rehabilitation Hospital Research Center in Washington, D.C.

"The recently-enacted health care reform legislation has enormous promise to address the problems that plague the health care system for Americans with disabilities," says Professor Susan L. Parish, director, Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at The Heller School for Social Policy and Management. "We have invited Dr. Gerben DeJong to help us understand the full impact of this legislation."

Dr. DeJong, who is one of the nation's leading experts in rehabilitation and health care service system for people with disabilities, will be discussing what people with disabilities and their families can expect from health care reform.

"We are delighted to welcome Dr. DeJong back to his alma mater, the Heller School."

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