BPC to Release Recommendations on Prevention Strategies to Improve America's Health and Lower Health Care Costs

May 26, 2015, 14:05 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preventable chronic diseases now affect half the U.S. adult population and account for the bulk of U.S. health care costs. Prevention strategies focused on risk factors for these diseases are critical to improving citizens' health and reducing health care costs. On Thursday, May 28, the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Prevention Task Force will release recommendations from its new white paper, A Prevention Prescription for Improving Health and Health Care in America, and hold a panel discussion on ways to integrate prevention into the nation's approach to health and health care.

Over the past year, BPC brought together experts from across the health, public health and budget sectors to examine the opportunities to boost investment in prevention within the rapidly changing health care delivery system landscape.

Members of the press wishing to attend, please RSVP to press@bipartisanpolicy.org. Registration is required and press set up begins at 12:00PM. For an embargoed copy of the report, please contact Joann Donnellan jdonnellan@bipartisanpolicy.org.

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Alice Rivlin
Senior Advisor, BPC Prevention Task Force
Senior Fellow, Brookings

Darshak Sanghavi
Director, Preventive and Population
Health Models Group,
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Jeff Levi
Member, BPC Prevention Task Force
Executive Director, Trust for America's Health

Bill Dietz
Member, BPC Prevention Task Force
Director, Summer M. Redstone Global
Center for Prevention and Wellness

G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President
Bipartisan Policy Center

Lisel Loy 
Director, BPC Prevention Initiative                    

BPC releases recommendations on ways to integrate prevention into the nation's approach to improving citizens' health and reducing health care costs

Thursday, May 28, 2015
1:00PM2:30PM ET

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Washington, DC 20005

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