The health of a nation

Chico State School of Nursing to host documentary film on U.S. health care

On Tuesday, Sept. 17, Chico State’s School of Nursing will offer a free screening of a documentary film that explains the current state of U.S. health care and makes proposals for improvements.

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare—which premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival—emphasizes the importance of shifting the nation’s health-care system toward prevention rather than disease management, according to a Chico State press release. The filmmakers argue such an approach, along with empowering individuals and communities to promote health and wellness, would save lives and money.

The screening will be held on campus at Selvester’s Café at 4 p.m., and will be followed by a 30-minute panel discussion including experts from Chico State, Enloe Medical Center, and the broader community. Call Sarah Langford at 898-4260 for more information.