The U.S. spends over $2 trillion annually on health care -- 16 percent of its GDP. Health care costs are continuing to rise, placing an increasing financial burden on Americans and threatening the solvency of the health care system. A greater focus on prevention and disease management could reign in these rising costs and improve the affordability of health care.
A panel of health care experts will examine how better prevention of chronic disease can help the U.S. avoid economic catastrophe in its health care system. A new resource outlining the economic value of prevention will be released at the briefing.
Panel will moderated by the American College of Preventive Medicine
|WHEN:||Tuesday, October 7, 2008
10:00 am -- 11:00 am EST
|WHERE:||Room HC-6, U.S. Capitol Building|
To RSVP, email Anne Kott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is sponsored by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Partnership for Prevention, AARP and the American College of Preventive Medicine. It is being held in cooperation with the Congressional Prevention Caucus.