Equity in Health Outcomes Could Save Trillions.
Where Do We Go from Here?
The convening will cover a new analysis from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) which found that $3.8 trillion in costs could be saved in ten years by empowering people with chronic conditions to achieve recommended health outcomes. Advancing health equity could save $2.7 trillion in medical costs and $1.1 trillion in less absenteeism over ten years. The analysis assessed people aged 18 and older with insurance who have one or more of nine common conditions: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, coronary heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, asthma, HIV, arthritis, or colorectal cancer. The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease worked with GlobalData Plc on this economic model.
The panelists will address the challenges of health disparities, opportunities for reform, and the urgency for action to benefit all patients and healthcare stakeholders.
• Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
• Candace DeMatteis, JD, MPH, VP, Policy & Advocacy, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
• Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP, Past President, American Academy of Family Physicians
• Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
• Cynthia Siego, MS, Senior Consulting Analyst, Life Sciences, Global Data
• John M. Clymer, Executive Director, National Forum