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EVENT INFORMATION:

BENDING THE HEALTH CARE COST CURVE: THE ROLE OF INVESTMENTS IN PREVENTION

2:30 PM – 4:00 PMRayburn House Office Building, Room 2226


SPEAKERS

David Dobbins, Chief Operating Officer, Legacy: Tobacco and Smoking: Progress and Challenge in Disease Prevention

Rich Hamburg, Deputy Director, Trust for America’s Health: Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: The Role of Investments in Prevention

Chris Hansen, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Bending the Health Care Cost Curve: The Role of Investments in Prevention

SUMMARY

Experts attribute 75% to 90% of America’s $2.7 trillion health care spending to largely preventable chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, asthma, cancer, and arthritis. Yet our policy debates and budget choices, centered on our expensive“sick” care system, shortchange the investments needed curb the growing cost prevalence of chronic disease. As leaders with organizations nationally recognized in the areas of tobacco use, community prevention, and cancer, respectively, our speakers will outline successful strategies in the battle against chronic disease and explore how to better target federal spending to expand those successes.