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Texas Health Care Summit: Health Today, Health Care Tomorrow
March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please join us as an outstanding group of health care experts and leaders – including Charles Smith, Executive Commissioner of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, and Clay Johnston, the inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin – discuss critical challenges for the present and future of health care and health, in Texas and across the nation.
The forum will focus on three major challenges:
- Children’s health care and health, including the lifelong impacts of adverse childhood experiences and the early onset of chronic diseases
- The changing demographics of the patient population in Texas and nationally
- Social determinants of health that contribute to the rising incidence of chronic conditions
We will examine policy options and advances in practice to address these challenges – and improve health outcomes and reduce the costs of health care over time — including
- Improvements in the delivery and coordination of care
- Better integration of medical care and social services
- Advanced payment models and reforms in the structure and rules of private insurance and social insurance programs
- Advances in medical education to prepare physicians and other providers for the challenges ahead
- Georges Benjamin – Executive Director, American Public Health Association; former Secretary, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
- Tricia Brooks – Senior Fellow, Center for Children and Families, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
- Susan Distefano – CEO, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Jamie Dudensing – CEO, Texas Association of Health Plans
- Mark Hayward – Professor of Sociology, Centennial Commission Professor in the Liberal Arts, and Director, Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
- Clay Johnston – inaugural Dean, Dell School of Medicine, University of Texas at Austin
- Jack Lewin – Chairman, National Coalition on Health Care; former Director of Health for the state of Hawaii and CEO of the California Medical Association
- Cynthia Osborne – Director, Center for Health and Social Policy; Director, Child and Research Partnership; and Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
- Ben Raimer – President-Elect, Texas Pediatric Society
- John Rother – President and CEO, National Coalition on Health Care; former Executive Vice President for Policy, Strategy, and International Affairs, AARP
- Charles Smith – Executive Commissioner, Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Space is limited for this event. Please reserve your place today. We hope to see you on the 29th. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast will be provided.
The Center for Health and Social Policy (CHASP), directed by Professor Cynthia Osborne, is the home of social policy at The University of Texas at Austin and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. CHASP’s mission is to reduce social and health disparities in communities, the U.S., and abroad by conducting rigorous interdisciplinary research, facilitating collaborations, and preparing the next generation of innovative policy leaders.
The National Coalition on Health Care is the largest non-partisan, non-profit national alliance of organizations working together to improve the health care system and the affordability of care and coverage. Its membership includes 90 medical societies, health care provider organizations, business, unions, pension funds, faith-based associations, health plans, and consumer and patient advocacy groups.
This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
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