Partnerships in Health: Private Sector Solutions to Lower Cost and Improve Health Care Quality

Thursday February 17, 2011
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

210 Canon House Office Building
Washington, DC

Preventable and highly manageable chronic diseases consume 75% of health care costs, and drive spending for government, businesses, and individuals. For Medicare and Medicaid, chronic diseases are even more devastating - generating more than 95% of costs.

Existing models shed light on how targeted efforts support individual and population health improvements and generate value for the investments made. In times of growing health care costs, targeted, effective efforts to generate health improvements and cost reductions, offer hope for bending the cost curve and improving productivity.

Event Details:

The discussion will feature:

  • The Honorable Tom Price, M.D., U.S. Congressman, 6th District Georgia
  • Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
  • Earl P. Steinberg, M.D., M.P.P., Senior Vice President, Clinical Strategy, Quality and Outcomes, WellPoint
  • Jonathan Lever, Ed. M., J.D., Vice President for Health Strategy and Innovation, YMCA of the USA
  • Steve Chinn, Associate Vice President, Novo Nordisk