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Opening Plenary | Closing Gaps in Health and Health Care

2023 Future of Health Summit

Opening Plenary | Closing Gaps in Health and Health Care

Monday, November 6, 2023
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Salamander Washington DC - Grand Ballroom

While health-care spending has increased, gaps in health-care outcomes and access have widened. The US spends $4.3 trillion annually on health, yet we are seeing a troubling decline in life expectancy. In addition, rates of maternal mortality are increasing, rates of chronic diseases are increasing, access to innovation is uneven, and social systems are falling behind. This trend of worsening health outcomes has been noted globally as well. What steps are being taken to ensure that scientific advances and innovations are translating to improvements in health and well-being? Leaders in this session will speak about the opportunities ahead to close the gaps in health and health care and lead to better health for more people.

Opening Remarks
Esther Krofah
Executive Vice President, MI Health, Milken Institute
Guest
Susan Barlow
Co-Founder, Managing Partner, COO, Blue Moon Capital Partners
Moderator
Meg Tirrell
Medical Correspondent, CNN
Speakers
Jaewon Ryu
President and CEO, Geisinger
AmirAli Talasaz
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Guardant Health
Ashwin Vasan
Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Hubertus von Baumbach
Chairman and CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim
Angela F. Williams
President and CEO, United Way Worldwide