Are individuals responsible for their own health?
Or does the health of individuals depend upon the health of their communities? And, can we have healthy communities without restricting individual choice? Conflicts between individual choice and collective action underlie many of the most contested and challenging debates relating to health and health care, from the very existence of Obamacare to government responses to the obesity and tobacco epidemics.
This conference will bring together legal and public health scholars and practitioners from across the country to discuss and chart the role of individual choice and public action in response to these —- and many more —-public health debates.
Alfred Smart Professor of Law
Director, Project on Law and Mind Sciences
Harvard Law School
Chief Medical Executive
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Friday, April 15, 2016
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Egan Research Center
Boston, MA 02115