The National Forum held its 17th Annual Meeting, “Catalyst for Collaboration,” Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G ST, NW, Washington, DC 20005, from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT.
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|“It takes a village, and that’s why the National Forum exists: to bring stakeholders together to identify prevention strategies, then use our collective voice to drive action and create urgency around those strategies. The National Forum Annual Meeting is an important moment to share our successes, showcase best practices and energize our efforts for the coming year.”
– Laura Gordon, Chair, National Forum Board of Directors
and CEO, I-ACT for Children
2019 Annual Meeting, “Catalyst for Collaboration” goals:
Watch the video below to experience what our Annual Meetings are like and hear from participants.
9:05 AM – Welcome & Introductions
9:05 AM – National Forum Signature Report: Heart Failure Tsunami
9:55 AM – Impact of Cardiovascular Health on National Security
11:00 AM – Removing Policy and System Barriers to Cardiovascular Health: Implementing Practices on Payer/Purchaser Coverage
1:05 PM – Reaching Cardiovascular Health Goals
2:45 PM – Million Hearts® 2022
2:50 PM – Closing and Call to Action
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8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks
John M. Clymer, Executive Director, National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention
9:05 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
National Forum Signature Report: Heart Failure Tsunami
The rising incidence of heart failure together with a fast-growing Medicare population threaten health and the economy.
How can we collaborate to prevent CVD and heart failure?
Moderator Mark McEwen
Author of National Forum Signature Report, Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH, Director of Research Clinics, Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research
Betsy McKay, Senior Writer on U.S. and Global Public Health, The Wall Street Journal
David Goff, MD, PhD, Director, Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
Connie Hwang, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Clinical Innovation, Alliance of Community Health Plans
9:55 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. Impact of Cardiovascular Health on National Security
Cardiovascular health affects Military recruitment, force readiness, service member well-being and the Defense budget. How can we collaborate to make communities healthier and strengthen national security?
Moderator – Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP, Medical Director, Provider Resources, Inc.
CAPT Kimberly Elenberg, DNP, MSN, Director, Total Force Fitness, Defense Health Agency
Office of the Undersecretary of Defense (Personnel and Readiness), Department of Defense
Lori Tremmel Freeman, MBA, CEO, National Association of County and City Health Officials
Benjamin Goodman, National Director, Mission: Readiness & Champions for America’s Future
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – Noon
Removing Policy and System Barriers to Cardiovascular Health: Implementing Best Practices on Payer/Purchaser coverage
CDC’s 6|18 Initiative connects healthcare purchasers, payers and providers with CDC researchers, economists, and policy analysts to find ways to improve health and control costs through evidence-based interventions in high burden health conditions. It is a Catalyst for Collaboration between Payers and Public Health. How can we spark action to spread the reach of 6|18?
Moderator: Michael A. Cropp, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Independent Health
Government – Christopher D. Jones, PhD, MSW, Deputy Director (acting), Population Health and Healthcare Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of the Director
Clinical Systems – Timothy W. Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Cardiology
Policy – Barry M. Popkin, PhD, W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, Department of Nutrition, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Purchaser – Michael Thompson, President and CEO, National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions
Noon – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
1:05 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Reaching Cardiovascular Health Goals
There is growing recognition that we must collaborate across sectors to improve cardiovascular health. What do we need to do differently to reduce risk factors in the US and how can we work together to make this happen?
Moderator – Kimberly Stitzel, MS, RD, Senior Vice-President, Center for Health Metrics and Evaluation, American Heart Association
Academia – Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, APRN-CNP, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Vice President for Health Promotion, Chief Wellness Officer, Dean of Nursing, The Ohio State University
Healthcare – Jerry Penso, MD, MBA, President, Chief Executive Officer, American Medical Group Association
Government – Betsy L. Thompson, MD, MSPH, DrPH, RADM, US Public Health Service, Director, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
2:05 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Directional Pursuit in the Cardiovascular Arena – Hypertension
How can we, as members of the National Forum, align our efforts, build upon our assets and take a coordinated approach to reducing heart disease, stroke and related disparities by addressing hypertension?
Facilitator – Trent Wakenight, Market Ninja
2:45 p.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Laurence S. Sperling, MD, FACC, FACP, FAHA, FASPC
Executive Director, Million Hearts®
2:55 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.