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How Large Employers View Rising Health Care Costs and the Role of Government

Organized by the Purchaser Business Group on Health (PBGH), KFF (the Kaiser Family Foundation), and West Health, this webinar explores how large employers view the burden of rising health care costs and the role of government in addressing them. Watch here: How Large Employers View Rising Health Care Costs and the Role of Government The briefing included an overview… Read more »

UnityPoint Care at Home Clinic: Comprehensive Value-Based Care Delivery

UnityPoint Care at Home from Iowa discussed their specific in-home care model, how it provides value, and share their data and lessons learned. Learning objectives for this presentation: Gain understanding of home-based care models focused on ED & Hospital replacement options, for qualified patients, to improve quality & economic outcomes of care delivery. Gain understanding… Read more »

ASA’s On Aging 2021: Promoting Healthy Aging and Taking Bold Action to Solve Our Healthcare Cost Crisis

High healthcare costs, social isolation, loneliness, food insecurity, malnutrition and issues related to housing have been prevalent among older adults for decades, but over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has made these issues even worse. First, West Health’s Shelley Lyford and California’s Department of Aging Kim McCoy Wade for a discussion on how California’s… Read more »

Congressional Briefing: The Burden of High Drug Prices Among Communities of Color

On March 18, from 1-2pm ET, The National Coalition on Health Care and West Health co-hosted the first of a two-part, Hill briefing series: “The Burden of High Drug Prices on Communities of Color”  The first briefing highlighted how high drug prices, coverage gaps, and other systemic issues drive health inequities for communities of color…. Read more »

Webinar: New Ideas to Lower Health Care Costs

This virtual event is part of the Health Savers Initiative, a collaborative project of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, Arnold Ventures, and West Health.  The event featured remarks from Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID), and a panel of experts discussing necessary policy interventions that should be on the… Read more »

Improving Home-Based Acute Care for Older Adults

HealthPartners from Minnesota discussed the path their organization experienced in developing their Home-Based Acute Care program, including lessons learned along the way. Learning objectives from this presentation: Describe key stages of program development for a home-based acute care program. Articulate the challenges and successes experienced by one acute care in the home program. Watch here:… Read more »

Webinar: Time to Act: Healthcare Costs in the U.S.

Drawing on new findings and panel discussions with healthcare experts and researchers, leaders from West Health and Gallup will explore the issues Americans want the Biden administration to prioritize. They will discuss how public sentiment aligns with the opportunities for reform under the new administration and Congress and the direct impacts these policy changes could… Read more »

Webinar: Why Americans Are So Worried About Rising Healthcare Costs and What Can Be Done About It

The burgeoning crisis of healthcare costs, and the associated debt, is a critical issue on the minds of U.S. adults. Recent research from the West Health-Gallup U.S. Healthcare Study finds that Americans are skipping treatments, borrowing money and cutting back on household spending to pay for basic healthcare. Using recent research findings and panel discussions… Read more »

Webinar: San Diego Science & the Global Pandemic: The Impact of COVID-19 on Seniors

Thank you for joining us! The webinar recording can be viewed here.  ________________________________________________________________________________ The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life in America and is continuing to place new and significant pressures on our fragile system of healthcare and social services, and our once strong economy. And while no one is immune from the impacts of COVID-19,… Read more »

Webinar: Value-Based Care in the COVID-19 Era: Current Impact and Future Health Care Resilience

Thank you for joining us! The webinar recording can be viewed here.  ________________________________________________________________________________ The Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and the United States of Care invite you to a webinar on Wednesday, June 10, 9:30-11:30am PT on how health care organizations are leveraging value-based care to respond to COVID-19 and the policy actions that can… Read more »