Wednesday, December 8 @ 8:00 am
The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention and 32 other organizations representing patients, healthcare providers, public health, payers and purchasers called on Congress and the White House to implement policies that will expand access to care options for patients nationwide, especially in underserved or otherwise vulnerable populations. This builds on a Joint Policy Statement issued by members and partners of the National Forum’s Value & Access Initiative, with recommendations that would enable people to obtain more healthcare services from pharmacists, often closer to where people live or work.
Enhance health and well-being by supporting people’s access to evidence-based care that is appropriate for them by:
The Steering Committee will share research, facts, best practices and policies to advance the consensus goal through its Action Agenda.
Highlight a way for all stakeholders to communicate, share evidence, best practices & identify areas for improvement
Identify effective and scalable shared-decision making tools and models
Identify and endorse or highlight models, research, tools and resources
Identify & support effective leverage points already underway that meet stakeholder needs
The steering committee includes a broad range of experts representing public health, patients, providers, payers, and pharma/biotech.