Road to Health Reform: Breakfast Briefing Series

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is sponsoring a breakfast briefing series to examine current and proposed models for reducing the health care system’s cost burden and discuss the benefits of reducing the number one cost-driver in U.S. health care: rising rates of chronic disease.

All briefings will be held from 8:30am-9:30am at Charlie Palmer Steak House

101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

To Register:

Please visit to register for these events. These events are free and open to the public. For more information, email or call 202-478-3714.


June 18, 2009

Lessons from State and Community Health Reform Efforts

Innovators at the state and community level are proving the value of programs that prevent and manage chronic diseases as a means to reduce costs. This event will present case studies of state and community disease prevention and management efforts that show signs of success in improving health and value and reducing costs.

Remarks by:

  • Jim Hester, Ph.D., Director, The Vermont Legislature Commission on Health Care Reform
  • David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Mark Blum, Executive Director, America’s Agenda: Health Care for All

Moderated by:

  • Kenneth E. Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease; Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Past Series Events:

May 21, 2009

Costs, Savings and Chronic Disease: Health Reform and the Congressional Budget Office

At the briefing, health policy researchers Mike O'Grady and Jim Capretta released a new white paper, Health Care Cost Projections for Diabetes and other Chronic Diseases: The Current Context and Potential Enhancements, which was commissioned by the PFCD. The event featured the white paper authors as well as PFCD executive director Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., and American College of Preventive Medicine Fellow Steven Woolf, M.D., M.P.H. Click here for the full event summary or to watch the video.

June 4, 2009

The New Health Care Delivery System

Private and public employers are emerging as leaders in efforts to redesign health care delivery to promote health and productivity through an emphasis on disease prevention, detection and management. Experts discussed successful wellness programs: how they work, why they work and what we can learn from them.

Questions? Please email