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Advancing Whole-Person Health: Breaking Down Silos in Chronic Disease Prevention

2023 Future of Health Summit

Advancing Whole-Person Health: Breaking Down Silos in Chronic Disease Prevention

Tuesday, November 7, 2023
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST
Salamander Washington DC - Gallery A

Approaches to chronic disease prevention in the United States are often siloed, even though six in 10 Americans live with a chronic condition and four in 10 with at least two. Many of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and hypertension increase the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, now sixth among causes of death in the US. The CDC and Alzheimer’s Association’s Healthy Brain Initiative Road Map for 2023-2027 includes the objective of integrating dementia prevention with other chronic disease efforts. As lifespans increase and the population ages, reducing the societal and economic burden of chronic comorbidities becomes increasingly important, requiring cross-sector collaboration, innovation, and investment. Examining the intersections of cognitive and physical diseases and their risk factors, panelists will review innovative approaches to address structural determinants of health, integrate mind-body interventions, and promote whole-person health over the life course. 

Isabella Cueto
Chronic Disease Reporter, STAT
Kristen Clifford
Chief Program Officer, Alzheimer's Association
Joseph Dill
Chief Dental Officer, Delta Dental
Karen Hacker
Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anand Parekh
Chief Medical Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center
Maha Radhakrishnan
Group Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Biogen