Road to Health Reform: Getting to 'Health' in Health Reform

Wednesday, September 16, 2009, 8:30 - 10:00am

Johnny’s Half Shell

400 North Capitol Street N.W.

Washington, DC

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On Wednesday, September 16, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease held the fourth event in the ‘Road to Health Reform’ breakfast briefing series. The event assembled a diverse panel of health care experts to discuss how to get back to the basics of health reform: improving Americans’ health and finding more value per dollar spent.

Discussion focused on how current health legislation addresses the need for wellness, prevention and disease management, and evaluated our chances of making progress addressing the #1 driver of costs and poor health in the U.S.: high rates of preventable chronic disease.

Speakers Included:

  • 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
  • Pat Ford Roegner, M.S.W., R.N., F.A.A.N., CEO, American Academy of Nursing
  • Dave Hoffman, MEd, Legislative and Policy Committee Chair, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • Carol Allred, President, Board of Directors, WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
  • Ann Kempski, Director of Health Policy, Service Employees International Union

Read PFCD’s press release

To Register:

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