Cells, Human, Medical, Biology, Health, Anatomy





1:30pm - 3:00pm


4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 and 5/29

Added session- 5/29

Seven Sessions

This course will be offered online via the free, easy-to-use Zoom program.

This course follows in the steps of three prior OLLI courses, exploring a variety of contemporary issues facing our current health care system.  Topics to be covered will include:

New & Unfolding Trends

Affordable Care Act Update & Health Insurance Reform

Understanding Public Health

Health Care’s Escalating Cost and Affordability

Gordon Josephson, MD, MPH is a retired former emergency physician (1977- 1997) and Chief Operating Officer (1997-2015) of Baystate Medical Practices (600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians).  In addition, he was part of a multispecialty practice within Baystate Health in Springfield, MA. 

Supplemental Readings:

OLLI - Covid-19, phase 2 and 3 , Douthat.pdf

OLLI - Covid-19, Phase 2 and 3 - Kristof 4420.pdf

OLLI - Covid-19, Phase 2 and 2, Carroll.pdf

OLLI - Spanish Flu - Pandemic.pdf

Additional Data for Friday 4/24:

Covid 19 Data 4.23.20.xlsx

Board Files:

OLLI Board Bios.docx

OLLI - Bruce Cohen's Bio.docx

OLLI - Erin McNamara - Bio.docx

OLLI - Tobin Resume.docx

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