Despite our nation’s enormous annual investment in healthcare, preventative diseases exacerbated by the worsening obesity epidemic continue to plague the United States. What can be done to make our current system more efficient? How can we shift the status quo from profit-driven procedures and pharmaceuticals to long term disease prevention through a commitment to a healthier way of living? Join us this Thursday for a screening of “Escape Fire,” a documentary which investigates the downfalls of what many claim our broken, “disease-care” system. Following the film, stick around for a discussion led by Professor Engelhard, director of the Health Policy Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences, here at the University of Virginia. The discussion will further explore these topics, as well as the changes that will come as a result of the passage of the Affordable Care Act.