How the Media Can Impact Policy

By Cindy Changyit Levin, North Chicago Group Leader
June 21, 2009

The second joint plenary of the day treated us to a session with John Donnelly and Glenn Thomas, who presented their work to us on Airborne, a photojournalism project produced by the World Health Organization that looks at drug-resistant TB. John Donnelly is a renowned global health journalist who has previously written for the Boston Globe. Glenn Thomas is the communications officer of the WHO Stop TB Partnership. Read More.

Health Care Reform: Let’s Cure the System

By Lionel Sitruk, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor RESULTS
June 21, 2009

I was honored to have attended the domestic plenary Understanding the Long-Term Solution to our Health Crisis: A National Health Program on June 21. As an American citizen who has lived in France, a country that has one of the best health care systems in the world according to the World Health Organization, the U.S. health system has always been an upsetting part of my life in Michigan. I really felt shocked by the narratives of Registered Nurse Donna Smith who explained how she had uterine cancer and how her husband suffered from severe cardiac problems. This led her family to bankruptcy. Her situation was documented in Sicko, Michael Moore’s 2007 film on the American health care system. Read More.

Conference Kick-Off!

By Cindy Changyit Levin, North Chicago Group Leader
June 20, 2009

Bit by bit, we've all been trickling into the hotel . . . noisily meeting, greeting, and hugging our way through the day. We were a scattered group as we checked into rooms, attended early sessions, checked out the surroundings and gabbed with each other. But finally we gathered together for the kick-off session. . . . Read More.

First Day of the International Conference!

By Cynthia Changyit Levin, North Chicago group leader
June 20, 2009

The IC conference has barely started and it may be a little early to start blogging… but it’s never too early to start talking about something we’re so excited about! I’ve been in town since yesterday and already it has been so invigorating to see people as they are coming in. Connecting with RESULTS friends, matching faces to conference call voices, meeting new people… it’s all happening here... Read More.

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