Sandro Galea: How We Talk About Health

Town Hall First Hill
Tues May 14, 7:30 pm


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"Americans spend more money on health than people anywhere else in the world. Yet, according to physician Sandro Galea, Americans live statistically shorter, less healthy lives than citizens of other rich countries—and these trends show no signs of letting up. Galea joins us at Town Hall with healthcare insight from his book Well for an examination on what Americans miss when they fixate on healthcare: health. The problem, Sandro Galea argues, is that Americans focus on the wrong things when they think about health.

Our national understanding of what constitutes 'being well' is centered on medicine—the lifestyles we adopt to stay healthy, and the insurance plans and prescriptions we fall back on when we’re not. Galea asserts that, while all these things are important, they’ve not proven to be the difference between healthy and unhealthy on the large scale. Listen in with Galea for an examination of the ways American history and character have contributed to our country’s failing health—and how refocusing on our national health can usher enlightenment across American life and politics." (Promo Copy)

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1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Tues May 14, 7:30 pm