Global Conference 2017
Reducing the Health and Economic Burden of Chronic Disease
Monday, May 1, 2017 / 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Chronic diseases account for 85 percent of U.S. health-care spending, and the proportion is growing. In this session, we'll discuss how to evolve from an illness-driven system to one that promotes prevention and rewards wellness, easing health and economic burdens on individuals and communities.
- How do we manage these diseases as we age?
- What are the roles of nutrition, fitness, early detection, and education in improving health and economic outcomes, along with infrastructure and environmental factors?
- How do these issues apply to populations around the world?
Chief Innovation Officer, UnitedHealth Group
Dean, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Sumner M. Redstone Chair of the Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Pfizer
Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research