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Media Memo: Health Care Forum and Service-Learning Resource Fair

TO: News/Assignment Editors

FROM: Judy Berthiaume

DATE: Sept. 12, 2006

SUBJECT: Health Care Forum and Service-Learning Resource Fair

A "Health Care Forum and Service-Learning Resource Fair" will run from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, in the Council Fire Room of Davies Center at UW-Eau Claire.

Dr. Eugene Farley and Jim Kellerman of the Coalition for Wisconsin Health will present "The U.S. Health Care System: Problems and Possible Solutions" to examine the problems of the U.S. health care system and the uninsured. The presentation will be followed by a question/answer and discussion period. A reception and continued discussion will follow from 5:30-6 p.m.

Several community organizations will be represented with resource tables providing information on available service-learning opportunities for students, including The United Way of Greater Eau Claire, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and several health care agencies.

The media is welcome to attend.

For details, contact Eric Jamelske, assistant professor of economics, at 715-836-3254 or jamelsem@uwec.edu.

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