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ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare

Tuesday, April 2 at 7:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC), Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

The MPH Student Club is honored to invite you to watch the award-winning Sundance documentary ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare. ESCAPE FIRE is a must see for all. No matter your age or career path, you will find this film applicable! This film addresses all aspects of healthcare: family practice, specialty, billing, insurance, rural, hospital, military, public health, disease prevention and more.  Unlike other films of this nature, ESCAPE FIRE provides solutions to the fundamental flaws in the current system. The future of healthcare is in our hands!

Watching the film -and completing the survey- will qualify  for two (2) Prescribed CME credits from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which can translate via reciprocity into two (2) American Medical Association (AMA) Category 1 credits. These two (2) AMA Category 1 credits translate into .2 nursing CMU’s. Additional information regarding CME credit can be found at escapefiremovie.com/cme.


  • Clarify the importance of preventive medicine in family practice
  • Summarize the main issues the film raises with the current healthcare system
  • Deconstruct the ways in which an existing practice may undermine patient outcomes
  • Evaluate new approaches for improving patient outcomes by increasing focus on high-touch, preventative strategies
  • Identify strategies for incorporating integrative medicine into an existing practice
  • Judge the pros and cons of the solutions to the healthcare crisis as presented in the film
  • Create new ways to approach integrative patient care based on the solutions presented in the film
  • Design ways to work collaboratively with colleagues across specialties in order to improve patient care
  • Evaluate the necessity of, and alternatives to, invasive and costly tests, medications and procedures
  • Consider ways to engage patients in promoting, supporting and monitoring healthier lifestyle choices

Join us

For a FREE viewing of ESCAPE FIRE:  The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare In Celebration of National Public Health Week 2013

Popcorn will be served

RSVP online

This event is open to the public, feel free to invite your friends and family!    

Find out more about ESCAPE FIRE here, and view the trailer here.

Website:  www.escapefiremovie.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/escapefire
Twitter:  www.twitter.com/escapefire


Contact Sara Larson (sara.r.larson@dmu.edu) or Victoria Brenton (victoria.e.brenton@dmu.edu)

This event is brought to you by the Master of Public Health Student Club.