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PIPPAH Webinar Chronic Disease

"Preventing Adult Chronic Disease During Adolescence: The Role of Health Plans"

August 29, 2007
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm (EDT)

Webinar Agenda, Presentations, Presenter Biographies and Additional Materials

This webinar explored the burden of adult chronic disease and primary risk factors among adolescents, and highlighted health plan opportunities to identify adolescents at risk and modify their risk factors through medical evaluation, treatment and counseling. The session also featured presentations of two promising health plan programs aimed at preventing future chronic disease among adolescents. An archive of the webinar is available.

Agenda

"Screening and Treatment of Adolescents to Prevent Adult Cardiovascular Disease," Marc Jacobson, MD, FAAP, Director of the Center for Atherosclerosis Prevention, Schneider Children's Hospital in New York

"Health Plan Opportunities for Adolescent Preventive Care," Dawn Porter, MPH, Program Innovation Manager and Betsy La Forge, MPH, Director, Program Development, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

"Adolescents and Tobacco Cessation," Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH, Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Julus B. Richmond Center, Associate Chair for Community and Government Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center

"A Health Plan's Approach To Adolescent Tobacco Cessation," Philip Smeltzer, MS, Healthy Behavior and Wellness Strategy Leader, Humana

Presenter Biographies

Additional Materials - "Artherosclerosis Prevention and Cholesterol Management in Adolescents," Marc Jacobson, MD, FAAP, Adolescent Health Update, 19(3), July 2007.

 
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