Mount Union to Screen Film on Health Care Crisis

March 18, 2013

ALLIANCE, Ohio — As part of National Public Health Week, the University of Mount Union will screen a Sundance film about America’s health crisis.

The film, “Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare” by Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke, will be shown at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1 in Chapman Hall Room 110/111. A 30-minute panel will follow the movie.

According to the film’s website, escapefiremovie.com, the movie tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: “How can we save our badly broken healthcare system?”

‘Escape Fire’ examines the powerful forces maintaining the status quo, a medical industry designed for quick fixes rather than prevention, for profit-driven care rather than patient-driven care,” the site reads. “After decades of resistance, a movement to bring innovative high-touch, low-cost methods of prevention and healing into our high-tech, costly system is finally gaining ground. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew Heineman and Susan Froemke follow dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the U.S. military.”

The event is open to the public. Health care providers who watch the film are qualified to earn two CME credits (.2 CMU credits).

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