Equity in Health Outcomes Could Save Trillions.
Where Do We Go from Here?
January 26, 2023, 2:00-3:00 pm ET
Virtual Event via Zoom
The meeting proceedings are below. The meeting recording and transcript are provided.
Agenda and Bios
Advancing Health Equity, Improving Health Outcomes for All Could Save U.S. $3.8 Trillion
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The Health Equity 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.
- Marcus Plescia, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
Chair, National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention
- Candace DeMatteis, JD MPH, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Vice President, Policy and Advocacy, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
- Cynthia Siego, MS, Senior Consulting, Custom Healthcare, Global Data Plco
- What led to the research?
- How/why we picked the sample population?
- GlobalData methodology
- Rigor of the model
- Results – key questions the analysis answered
- Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy & Management, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
- What do we do about it?
- Data shows that despite misinformation, health equity does benefit ALL
- We can do a better job, and here’s how – prevention, policy changes, etc.
- Warren A. Jones, MD, FAAFP, Past National Forum Chair; Founder, Mississippi Institute for Improvement of Geographic Minority Health and Health Disparities; Former Executive Director, Mississippi Division of Medicaid; Past President, American Academy of Family Physicians
- John M. Clymer
National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention