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  • Washington, DC – December 11, 2014 – NIHCM Foundation is introducing a new Health Care Digital Media Award, which will recognize excellence in digital media that improves understanding of health care through analysis grounded in empirical evidence.

  • In a provocative recent essay for The Atlantic, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an architect of the Affordable Care Act and a leading national expert on health policy, offered a deeply personal explanation for “Why I Hope to Die at 75.” 

  • 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.

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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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