Ambrose Health Policy Forum to take place June 18

The  Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, in partnership with the Robert C. Byrd Center for Rural Health, the Department of Family and Community Health, the Paul Ambrose Health Fellows and the West Virginia Higher Education Commission, invite the university community to attend the Third Annual Paul W. Ambrose Health Policy Forum at 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 18. The event will be held in the Harless Auditorium at the Marshall University Medical Center.

This year’s guest speaker is Christopher Koller, president of the Milbank Memorial Fund, an endowed operating foundation that works to improve the health of populations around the world. Koller  will present “The Affordable Care Act and the Future of Primary Care.”

A reception with light refreshments will follow the presentation.

The Paul W. Ambrose Health  Policy Forum is an extension of a program unique to Marshall University, a three-year educational track within the family medicine residency program. The program is designed to provide a few select resident physicians the knowledge and skills needed to impact health care-related policy and legislation. The program is named for Paul Ambrose, a Huntington native and Marshall graduate, who was killed Sept. 11, 2001.