Putting Prevention First
Chronic diseases are responsible for 85 percent of health spending in the United States. In this session, we'll discuss how we can stop health care from being a system that treats the sick to becoming one that promotes prevention and wellness. What can we gain, both in better outcomes and economic savings, from focusing on prevention and wellness for patients? What are the roles of nutrition, fitness, early detection and education in prioritizing prevention? How can current global health systems change in order to increase access and reimbursement of evidence-based prevention methods?
Liz Szabo, John A. Hartford Senior Correspondent, Kaiser Health News
Kelly Close, Founder and Chair, The diaTribe Foundation; President, Close Concerns
William Dietz, Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Frank Hu, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Hugh Waters, Director, Health Economics Research, Milken Institute