Dr. Richard F. Daines, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health, will discuss the future of health care in the state on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 from 6:30-to-8:00 p.m. at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University, The Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Floor, in lower Manhattan.

The focus of Commissioner Daines’ presentation will be Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s historic effort to reform New York’s health care system by providing universal health insurance coverage and by improving health outcomes through the use of financing, health information technology, and quality tools.

The event is co-sponsored by the Wagner Alumni Association and the Wagner Health Program. It is free and open to the public; space is limited, and RSVP is required.

Since taking office on March 21, 2007, Commissioner Daines has drawn the attention of the health care community by refusing to accept $3.5 million a year for “abstinence only” education in New York State, underscoring his commitment to promoting effective health polices. Prior to becoming Commissioner of Health, Dr. Daines was the President and CEO of St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center from January 1, 2002, until January, 2007.

WHAT: A conversation with New York State’s Health Commissioner, hosted by the NYU Wagner Health Program and the Wagner Alumni Association WHO: New York State Commissioner of Health Dr. Richard F. Daines. WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 7, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. WHERE: The Wagner School, Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street (@Houston), Rudin Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Floor, lower Manhattan

RSVP required at http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/NYScommissioner.php

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