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National Survey Reveals a Broken System for Chronic Disease Sufferers; National Council on Aging and Health Experts Explore Self-Care as a Viable, Consumer Focused Option for Health Reform
Date:6/15/2009

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Council on Aging:

WHAT: The not-for-profit National Council on Aging (NCOA), along with leading health care experts, will unveil the groundbreaking results of their national survey of adults with multiple chronic health conditions at their briefing Consumers in Control: Cost-Effective Chronic Care Strategies for Health Reform. The Capitol Hill briefing will highlight the day-to-day challenges Americans face in managing their chronic conditions in a fragmented health system, and showcase models that are helping consumers regain control of their health.

In addition, a policy panel will include congressional staffers from offices that have introduced patient-centered chronic care legislation that addresses problems identified in the national survey. Discussion will also include proposals currently under consideration in pending health reform legislation.

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2009

9:30-11:00 am

***9:15 - Breakfast served

WHO: Event participants will include:

  • Nancy Whitelaw, PhD, Director of the NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging
  • Howard Bedlin, NCOA's Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy
  • Kate Lorig, RN, Dr PH, Director of Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center
  • Lisa Alecxih, Senior Vice President of the Lewin Group
  • Gretchen Alkema, with Senator Lincoln's office
  • Rohini Ravindran, with Senator Bennet's office (Invited)
  • Heather Foster, with Representative DeGette's office (Invited)

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center, Rooms SVC 200 & 201

Located below the East Plaza of
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