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Health Equity Convenings with the National Forum
Thursday, January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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.
“Improving equity in health outcomes for people living with chronic conditions presents significant opportunities to reduce costs and, most importantly, improve the quality of life for millions of Americans. As this analysis shows, empowering people living with chronic conditions to achieve recommended health goals – that is, achieving health equity in outcomes – benefits everyone.”Ken Thorpe, PFCD Chair “Improving health equity is a national imperative. Enabling all Americans to better manage chronic conditions consistent with national goals and published standards of care will reduce health disparities, improve quality of life, and generate social and economic benefits.” Tim Dall, Executive Director, GlobalData Plc