Chronic Disease: Solving this Public Health Epidemic

Chronic, non-communicable diseases now account for more than 83 percent of the $3.8 trillion the US spends on health care. Not surprisingly the percentage is significantly higher among Medicare patients, with an increasing number of patients suffering from multiple chronic conditions.

Ken Thorpe, Chair of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, and U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, will co-moderate an interactive forum of local Oregon leaders in the fight against chronic disease. Local leaders joining this forum include: the Oregon Medical AssociationAmerican Diabetes AssociationOne in Four Chronic HealthAARP OregonCareOregon and Kaiser Permanente Northwest. This forum in Portland, Oregon, will examine the social and economic impact of chronic disease and explore efforts underway to solve this public health epidemic.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. (PDT) - registration at 9:30 a.m.

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Vey Auditorium, 11th Floor Conference Center
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, Oregon 97239