Tag Archives: Healthcare

Zitter Health Insights Info Session

zitter whateverAlumni Camille Casareno ’15 writes in:

Do you:

Have interest in healthcare but don’t know how to explore the increasingly complex industry?
Want to develop market research and consulting skills, valuable experience that can be applied to many other fields?
Want a job out of college that provides a culture of learning and mentoring that will provide you a solid stepping stone into your professional career?

If you said yes to any of the above, come to this informational session about Zitter Health Insights (ZHI), hosted by yours truly and Mark Zitter ’80.

ZHI is the healthcare industry’s leading market research firm that assists life science companies with issues related to product access, reimbursement, and managed markets.

ZHI is taking applications from Class of 2016 graduates for the full-time Research Analyst role.

Feel free to email me with any questions at mcasareno[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Convinced already? Apply online here:

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Time: 5:00PM to 6:00PM
Place: Wesleyan Career Center
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Affordable Care Act Outreach


From Marshal Lawler ’16:

Want to help sign people up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act/Obamacare?

Come to our information session Wednesday 11/20 at 5:30pm in PAC 001 to learn about the new healthcare law and what we’re doing to get Middletown residents insured. These are people who don’t have insurance and need to learn what their options are!

We’re having an insurance navigator from the Community Health Center on Main St. come to explain the nuances of the law. The more people we sign, up the better the markets will function, so it’s really important that we get this done.

This is a great way to get involved in either politics or public health, as the Community Health Center has lots of opportunities for
students who demonstrate a lot of interest.

Also, there will be pizza and drinks.

Date: Wednesday, November 20
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Place: PAC 001

stew/dent for ’em: PUSH: The Politicized Workings of Birth in America

The student forum train just keeps on rolling here at Wesleying. Since this definitely isn’t the first time I’ve felt like you could have a pretty wide-spanning education just on student forums (seriously: look at the master list), isn’t it about time someone hopped on raising the credit limit? Anyway. By the power of Hannah Cressy ’13, I give you FGSS420:

Introducing PUSH: The Politicized Workings of Birth in America (a spring student forum)

Birth is the largest healthcare cost in America, and the reason that most of us have already been hospitalized at least once.  Most of us will either make a baby or watch it happen during the next twenty years, yet most people remain uneducated on this nearly ubiquitous experience until they or their partners become pregnant.  This student forum will provide a space for examination of the history and politics of childbirth in America through a feminist/anthropological lens, with a focus on the medicalization of the birth process and its differing effects on populations according to race, class, location, language, disability, criminality, ethnicity, and sexuality, among other intersectional factors.  The class will meet once per week, and provide 1 credit in FGSS. Many documentaries, discussions, potlucks and field trips await!

Informational meeting: FRIDAY, JANUARY 25th at 4 PM in Espwesso Cafe.

Contact Hannah Cressy ’13 (hcressy@wes) or Kelsey Henry ’15 (khenry@wes) for more information.

Informational Meeting: Friday, January 25th
Time: 4 PM
Place: “Espwesso” “”Café””

Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)

From Katherine Ly ’15:

Interested in public health and healthcare? Have fun ideas for community service projects? Join Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC)!

Collegiate Health Service Corps (CHSC) is a professional development club with the goal of increasing understanding of healthcare professions, health disparities, and cultural competency. CHSC offers opportunities to get involved in healthcare through volunteering and shadowing. Members have the chance to develop their own projects and experience different aspects of public health through service learning that promotes preventative healthcare in the Middletown community.

Benefits of the club include:
-Building leadership skills
-Core training of taking vital signs and understanding cultural competency in healthcare
-First aid and CPR certification upon completion of service learning hours

The core training will be held on Saturday, November 10th, 2012 from 1-4 PM in Allbritton 304.

Contact Katherine Ly at kly(at)wes(dot)edu or Ginger Lau at glau(at)wes(dot)edu with questions or to RSVP.

Date: Tomorrow, November 10
Time: 1pm
Place: Allbritton 204
Cost: Free

Health Justice Town Hall Meeting

From Alexandra Ellerbeck ’13:

Come participate in a statewide discussion on health care in Connecticut. The community health center on Main Street is one of three locations hosting a town hall meeting on health justice. Meet at the steps of Usdan (Wyllys Ave side) at 5:20pm for transportation to the event. Visit the town hall website to register for the event and to find out more about the speakers.

Date: Tomorrow, October 23
Time: 5:20pm
Place: Usdan (van departs from the ‘Dan for the CHC at 675 Main Street)
Cost: Zero

Support Wesleyan Clerical Workers

Paul Blasenheim ’12 is calling in a favor from that time I almost died in a BMX dirtbike race (not exaggerated in any way). Socioeconomic issues affect Wesleyan more than you might have previously thought:

You might remember that back in November, clerical staff on campus were forced by a contract with the university and rising health-care costs to take huge increases in the amount of the monthly premium that they pay for their health benefits. This came despite all kinds of concerns about the affordability of the new premium rates and the questionable fairness of the highest-paid staff at Wesleyan paying the same dollar amount as the lowest-paid staff. (See “Health Care Cost Rise Burdens Employees”)

Most clerical staff are members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 153, and their contract with Wesleyan expires on June 30th. They begin negotiating with the administration on May 24th, and have the possibility of recovering some of the financial losses sustained by the rise in health care costs by leveraging for other benefits and salary increases. The university also recently announced that it was considering four options for re-structuring how faculty and staff pay for health care that would begin with the next benefit enrollment in November 2011, including both a tiered option and a system based on percentage of income. Both USLAC and Local 153 advocated for such options during the enrolment period in 2010, when it became clear that the rise in costs would disproportionately impact lower-paid staff like clerical workers. The catch now is that the administration has not disclosed which, if any health care option it plans to offer in the fall.

Go on past the jump for the rest of the petition letter (and links to November coverage of the issue), or read the full body and sign it here.

Petition for Planned Parenthood

At a rally on campus this afternoon, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Southern New England president Judy Tabar, and CT senator Richard Blumenthal spoke out against the House of Representative’s measure to slash funding for Title X and to exclude from the federal budget all Planned Parenthood health services (birth control, cancer screenings, HIV testing, and other lifesaving care).

If you couldn’t make it to the rally but you still want to let Congress know that you don’t support the bill (and that you don’t support the amendment against Planned Parenthood), you can sign a massive petition here.

Third Root Workshops

We are told by Lex Horan ’10 that there will be two events tomorrow about healthcare:

“Jacoby Ballard and Romina Rodriguez-Crosta, practitioners from Third Root Community Health Center in Brooklyn, are coming to Wesleyan to facilitate two workshops. Stop by the Science Center this Wednesday for either or both workshops!

Access to Healthcare = Access to Health, Wellbeing, and Justice (4:15, Exley 137)
The national dialogue concerning healthcare concerns access to emergency care, but not actually maintaining good health in an ongoing, holistic, daily way. Additionally, the holistic care that does exist is expensive and out of touch with local communities and does not address systems of oppression that hold this care out of reach for specific groups of people. In this popular education workshop (based on the principles and pedagogy of Paulo Freire), Third Root cooperative members will discuss their model of providing accessible, empowering, and collaborative healthcare to communities in the Flatbush neighborhood.

Empowered Trans Healthcare (8:00, Woodhead Lounge)
Holistic care here we come! This is a workshop for trans and gender non-conforming folks and allies who want to know how to better care for trans bodies as we go through surgeries, hormones, and other treatments. Doctors tell trans people that we are at risk for osteoporosis, high blood pressure, liver disease, and possibly cancer, but they don’t actually tell us what we can do about it! We will discuss herbs, foods, and concrete methods of how to use them (oils, tinctures, teas, etc) to care for trans bodies at various points of medical and social transition.

These events are sponsored by the Adelphic Educational Fund, WesWell, Campus Progress, Open House, and April [Awareness Month?]”

What: Healthcare workshops
When: 4:15 and 8:00
Where: Exley 137 and Woodhead Lounge, respectively

Check out thirdroot.org for more about the organization.