BUFFALO, N.Y. – Family physician and health care innovator Jeffrey Brenner, M.D., will be the featured speaker at the Buffalo City Forum and buffet luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15. (Doors open at noon; lunch begins at 12:15 p.m.) His presentation, “Bending the Cost Curve and Improving Quality in One of America’s Poorest Cities - Camden, N.J.,” takes place in the WNED studios, 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo.
Some believe Dr. Brenner might have created the model to solve one of America's most critical problems: lowering the cost of health care. By targeting Camden’s most costly patients, he developed a program that he says has lowered health care costs and improved the quality of care. Dr. Brenner is the executive director of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, which was the subject of a January 2011 article in “The New Yorker.” Dr. Brenner and his new model have since garnered considerable attention – praised by some and challenged by others.
The Buffalo City Forum community speaker series is open to the public. It is produced by WNED-AM 970 and Leadership Buffalo in collaboration with JacksonParker Communications and hosted by WNED Director of News and Public Affairs Jim Ranney. The hour-long Forum, which includes a question-and-answer session with the speaker, will be broadcast live on WNED-AM and wned.org/news beginning at 1 p.m. Attendees must be seated by 12:45 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased for $20 ($15 for members of WNED or Leadership Buffalo) from Leadership Buffalo [(716) 849-2626, ext. 17 or email@example.com]. Advanced registration is encouraged. RSVPs are required for lunch by Friday, Nov. 11.
Buffalo City Forum is made possible by the support of presenting sponsor Independent Health, with additional support from gold sponsor People Inc. and community sponsor HSBC African Heritage Committee.
Through WNED-TV, ThinkBright and Well/WORLD TV, Classical 94.5/WNED-FM and WNED-AM 970, member-supported WNED Buffalo/Toronto provides high quality programming and services to local, regional and national audiences that enlighten, inspire, entertain and educate Western New York and Southern Ontario communities. Additional information about WNED can be found at wned.org.
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