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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.

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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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