Lafayette Info Session
Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching in Lafayette.
Doors open at 1:00 p.m., program begins at 1:30 p.m. No need to RSVP! Download a copy of the Lafayette Flyer HERE
Featured Speaker, Chris Ohman, "Essential Challenges Facing US Healthcare" - We're getting a raw deal with health care in the United States: We pay twice what other industrialized nations pay, yet we live shorter lives and live our lives with more disease. The health care debate has focused extensively on financing care. Figuring out who pays the bill is just not enough. We must also rethink the business of health care, moving from a payment system that rewards sick care to rewarding health and efficiency. And, we need policies which profoundly address the social determinants of health. With health care a leading area of concern and debate in current political discourse, and in particular in elections for federal office, candidate policies should be analyzed not only for how care would be financed, but for promotion of system efficiency and social determinants of health.
Chris Ohman is an Executive Advisor, providing senior leaders an independent sounding board and guidance. Most recently, Chris was an executive with Kaiser Permanente, responsible initially for health plan operations in Kaiser’s regions outside of California, and later supporting Kaiser’s drive to enter new markets. Chris earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1977 from Lewis and Clark College and earned a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Chris spent nine years as a banker with The Chase Manhattan Bank, before discovering his deep interest in the financing and delivery of health care. Chris serves as a board member and secretary of the Board of Directors of La Clinica de La Raza, based in Oakland, California. He is the incoming president of the Board of Alumni/Board of Trustee member at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon. He has served on a host of for-profit and non-profit boards, including Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, a start-up advancing office-based medical procedures, and the American Heart Association of Los Angeles.