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Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. This is the Fourth Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. It will take place from 2-5 p.m. April 28 at Los Alamos High School, in the new building. This is the first in a series about the conversations that will take place.

Dr. Erin Bouquin is currently the chief medical officer for a multi-site medical office that concentrates on the Medical Home Model of Healthcare. There, they have a team-based health care delivery model led by a physician, physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner, that provides comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients. She will discuss the question of whether or not the patient-centered medical home is the solution to what ails the country’s healthcare system.
Some highlights of Bouquin’s discussion include:
• Integrating the ideas of disease prevention and health promotion into all care.
• How could innovative technology play a role in the future?
• Access to healthcare and how does that currently look?
Bouquin has experience in private, hospital and government-based practices, including recently serving as the chief medical officer for the State of New Mexico. Her particular areas of interest include resolving healthcare disparities, encouraging health-related innovations and improving access to healthcare. She strives to maintain close ties to community organizations, serving as a consultant in patient advocacy projects, as vice president of the Con Alma Health Foundation Board, and a member of the Northern New Mexico Health Grant Group.
Those interested in attending Great Conversations can pick up a registration form or drop off a completed form with payment to: The Finishing Touch, 174 Central Park Square. A complete list of the speakers and a overview of the 14 conversations is available at lapsfoundation.com. Call 470-3734 or email j.gillespie@laschools.net for more information.