Wed, Nov 28: Janis Powers at BookPeople

The Forrest Four-Cast: November 23, 2018

Hugh Forrest
Nov 23, 2018 · 2 min read

Many voters in the recent midterm elections named health care as their most important issue. While the complex industry has been altered and patched up over recent years, there remains a need and a desire for more long-term and fundamental systematic change.

Janis Powers, the founder of Longitudinal Health Care, has many good ideas on how to begin. In her recently-published book, “Health Care: Meet the American Dream,” she offers an ambitious proposal to redesign the American health care system using the principles of the American Dream: personal accountability, goal setting and community support, directing individuals that it is their civic responsibility to be healthy. Calling for fresh innovation and bold ideas, including elevating the role of preventative care and creating a more market-based economy, Powers, a health care strategy and operations consultant, will discuss her book at BookPeople (603 North Lamar Blvd) at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November. 28.

This November 28 event at BookPeople is co-sponsored by SXSW. All attendees will be eligible to win a FREE badge for March 2019.

Enjoy five days of compelling content about better health care systems from March 8–12 at SXSW. Finally, if you like the printed word, then you will love the Book Reading program. Click here to see some of the newly-published authors who are confirmed for next spring.

More Upcoming Austin Events
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Nov 28: Janis Powers Book Reading: “Health Care Meet the American Dream”
Nov 28: Campfire Entrepreneur Networking: Tech Ranch and IncubatorCTX
Nov 29: Austin Startup and Tech Holiday Mixer
Nov 30: 2018 Fall Texas Venture Labs Investment Competition
Dec 1: LULAC’s Latinx Tech Summit
Dec 4: Keyholder 2018: She Is Key
Dec 6: Jon Brumley Texas Venture Labs Venture Expo
Dec 6: Medical Device Summit
Dec 7: Deadline to Save $300 on SXSW Registration Fees
Dec 11: Smart Series: Powerful Goal Setting for 2019
Dec 13: Hiring and Workplace Culture for Nonprofits
Jan 26: Level Up Games Austin
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen-Only Hackathon
March 8–17: SXSW 2018
May 7: Philanthropitch Austin

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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