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TEDxPSU - Chris Calkins - The Looming Intergenerational Conflict: Dollars or Sense

Chris Calkins is the director of Outreach Health Initiatives at Penn State. In this role, he works to expand health initiatives already under way in Penn State Outreach and identify opportunities to increase Outreach participation in teaching, research and outreach efforts related to health across the University. Calkins joined Outreach after three years as Clinical Liaison Officer for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center (PSHMC), where he led the development of collaborative programs between the medical center and other health care providers across the state.?? Immediately prior to taking the post at PSHMC, Calkins was Director of Special Projects in the College of Health and Human Development. There, he focused on student initiatives, diversity and strategic plan development and community engagement. Calkins sits at the intersection of understanding how these large scale factors influence health care delivery, education, policy and business. He works every day with partners across the University and the Commonwealth who are involved in an extraordinary number and variety of health-related efforts.?Penn State is creating and applying new knowledge every day that impacts human health at every level, and Penn State Outreach plays an important role in raising awareness and convening stakeholders around critical health issues including domestic violence, autism, and access to health care in rural areas.?? Calkins received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in health policy and administration from Penn State University and a master's degree in public administration from California State University, East Bay. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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