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The health challenges facing the United States in the 21st century require a reinvigorated, feasible approach to public health and accountable population health – an approach that leverages traditional public health institutions working in close partnership with health systems and social services. This approach will require better leveraging of digital data systems, biomedical innovations, and trends in health policy and payment reforms to enhance community-specific capabilities through public-private collaboration. Enhanced collaboration will, in turn, enable better prediction and response to public health challenges; restored public trust and confidence; and better, more resilient, and more sustainable health care and public health capabilities.

On February 29, 2024 the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy, held a dialogue with federal officials and leading experts from across health care and public health. This webinar focused on collaborative short-term actions that could be taken to advance America’s health – as well as emerging comprehensive strategies for public health and health care to seed further progress in 2025 and beyond.

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  • Welcome and Overview of Major Themes
    • Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine
    • Mark McClellan, Director, Duke-Margolis Institute for Health Policy
  • Remarks from Federal Leaders
    • Mandy Cohen, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Jon Blum, Principal Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Population Health Spotlight Mini-Panels
    • Reducing Burden of Respiratory Infections
      • Mark McClellan – Moderator
      • Carlos del Rio, Interim Dean, Emory University School of Medicine
    • Reducing Burden of OUD/SUD
      • Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine – Moderator
      • Anne Zink, Chief Medical Officer, Alaska Department of Health
      • Fred Cerise, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System
    • Path to Improving US Health Through Public-Private Collaboration
      • Panel:
        • Charlene Wong, Senior Advisor for Health Strategy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
        • Megan Ranney, Dean, Yale School of Public Health
        • Bechara Choucair, Senior Vice President and Chief Health Officer, Kaiser Permanente
        • Rhonda Medows, formerly President, Population Health, Providence St. Joseph Health
      • Closing Remarks
        • Victor Dzau, President, National Academy of Medicine


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