Giving the Gift of Health to Women and Children

November 25, 2014 7:23 PM

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A couple of months ago, I was invited to a Jeffersonian Dinner by a non-profit organization, Possible Health. While I had heard of Possible, I knew very little about their work and was intrigued at the opportunity to learn more. At the same time, I thought it wise to know what I was getting myself into by accepting the invitation. A Jeffersonian Dinner is an intimate dinner of eight to 14 people who sit at one table and participate in one conversation that is framed by everyone answering an opening question.

Our dinner question: "When did having access to health care, either for yourself or for others, make a transformative impact on your life?" As a primary care physician, I reflexively chose a story from the early days of my training. Other guests who were also health care workers shared perspectives ...

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