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  • One percent of the U.S. population accounts for nearly 23 percent of overall health care spending, and 5 percent are responsible for a full 50 percent of spending. In stark contrast, the lowest-spending half of the population generates less than 3 percent of total spending—or only about $234 per person, per year.

  • Improving health outcomes for our nation’s children requires coordinated care that promotes recommended health services, prevents unnecessary hospitalizations and bridges across the multiple systems serving children and families.

  • Washington, DC – November 11, 2014 - The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation has awarded four new grants totaling approximately $270,000 to support investigator-initiated health services research.

  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation gives $1M to construct a neonatal abstinence syndrome treatment center. The Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council call attention to the surprisingly poor health profile of young adults.

  • Population aging and recent coverage expansions have fueled concerns about physician shortages in primary care, leading several influential groups to recommend that nurse practitioners take on a larger role.

  • Most children’s health system experience is limited to the pediatrician’s office, but those with chronic or complex medical needs often deal with care that is fragmented, duplicative and crisis-driven. This leads to stress on families and wasteful utilization.

Webinar: Investing in a Healthier America: Health Plan and Community Partnerships

February 11th, 2014, 1:00 PM EST

The current generation of children may be the first in U.S. history to live shorter, sicker lives than their parents.  Already, more than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease. The majority of these conditions are preventable, but the scale of the problem necessitates interventions beyond the walls of the doctor’s office. Community-based prevention programs, amplified by support from both the public and private sectors, are a critical part of the push to achieve a healthier America.

This webinar will highlight ways health plans and communities can work together to support healthy lifestyles. Speakers will discuss the following: 
  • high-impact prevention strategies, such as integrating public health into new health care delivery and payment models
  • the Blue Zones Project in Iowa, which aims to make healthy choices easier through environmental changes and social support on a local level
  • a public-private partnership that has improved access to fresh produce by expanding community gardens to every county in North Carolina

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This webinar was developed in a collaboration with the Trust for America's Health.

 

More information:

 
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