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  • Despite the potential consequences for babies, up to 10 percent of pregnant women opt to deliver through C-section or induction prior to 39 weeks gestation without medical indication. 

  • The CDC has declared adolescent vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV) one of the top five public health priorities of 2014. Last month the President's Cancer Council also issued an urgent call to action to improve HPV vaccination rates.

  • Evidence has consistently shown that hospital consolidations are associated with higher prices, but preventing anti-competitive mergers has proven difficult.

  • For decades steady increases in lifestyle-related illnesses have affected our quality of life and our bottom line. With more than half of Americans now facing at least one chronic disease, the status quo is no longer acceptable. 

  • Health care is a uniquely challenging consumer experience: it can be complex and expensive but also vital and deeply personal. It’s no wonder that consumers are looking to technology to help simplify their health care choices—and businesses are increasingly meeting them with solutions.

  • Patient-centered care has at its base a very powerful concept: health care decisions should be driven by the preferences, needs and values of the patient. In this essay, Michael Millenson identifies three distinct ways of thinking about patient-centered care—ethically, economically and clinically.

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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