Reducing the Bill for Chronic Disease

Three out of every four dollars spent for health care is spent on chronic diseases. For state budgets, the drain is even greater—Medicaid spends 83 cents of every dollar on chronic diseases. This CSG Health Policy Academy focused on chronic diseases, their burden to society and evidence-based strategies for prevention, identification and treatment. Whether it is heart disease, mental health, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease or Hepatitis C, considerable research suggests we can do better for those with these often devastating diseases while also being better stewards of state budgets. State policy strategies were presented to meet the dual goals of improving health outcomes and reducing health care spending.

 
CSG Health Policy Academy
Reducing the Bill for Chronic Diseases
Wednesday and Thursday, September 18-19, 2013
 
 
Three out of every four dollars spent for health care is spent on chronic diseases. For state budgets, the drain is even greater—Medicaid spends 83 cents of every dollar on chronic diseases. This CSG Health Policy Academy focused on chronic diseases, their burden to society and evidence-based strategies for prevention, identification and treatment. Whether it is heart disease, mental health, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease or Hepatitis C, considerable research suggests we can do better for those with these often devastating diseases while also being better stewards of state budgets. State policy strategies were presented to meet the dual goals of improving health outcomes and reducing health care spending.
 
Speakers and Presentations:
Janet L. Collins, Ph.D., Director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  Download the Presentation: "Chronic Diseases Challenges and Solutions" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).
 
 
Paula Clayton, MS, RD, LD, Kansas Director of the Bureau of Health Promotion and board member of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  Download the Presentation: "Chronic Disease Prevention Today .... a state perspective" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).
 
 
Bruce B. Struminger, M.D., Medical Officer, Indian Health Serivces, Four Corners, New Mexico and Project ECHO
  Download the Presentation: "Project ECHO: building Specialty-Care Capacity Among Primary Care Providers in Rural and Underserved Areas" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).
 
 
  Download the Presentation: "Medical Homes: Building Blocks to Health System Reform" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).
 
 
Joseph Parks, M.D., Chief Clinical Officer, Missouri Department of Mental Health
  Download the Presentation: "Health Homes Missouri CMHC" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).
 
 
Mary Kay Owens, Executive Director, Institute for Healthcare Innovation Strategies
  Download the Presentation: "Reducing the Bill for Chronic Diseases" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).
 
 
Rae McMahan, Vice President, Specialty Pharmacy Program, Prime Therapeutics
  Download the Presentation: "The Cost of Chronic Disease" in PDF (without audio) or as a Video (with audio).