Klobuchar to talk health equity

Speakers will discuss viable health care reform options for Minnesota.

In an effort to stir the discussion of health equity in Minnesota, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health has invited several experts to discuss Friday the strategies the state could implement to reform health care. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Dr. Michael Trujillo, research director for the InterTribal Council of Arizona and Jeffrey Korsmo, executive director of Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center, will talk specifically about avenues Minnesota could take to reduce health disparities, the news release stated. Dr. Rhonda Jones-Webb, associate professor of epidemiology and community health, said the School of Public Health wanted to sponsor such an event because health care reform remains at the forefront of national discussion during the recession because of its potential role in improving the economy. The forum will take place in the Coffman Union Theater on Friday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m. It is free and open to the public. The senator will also be at a town hall meeting on campus later in the afternoon. That meeting is scheduled for 11:45 in the Honeywell Auditorium at Carlson and will focus on jobs, renewable energy and infrastructure.