The Alliance for Health Reform and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will host a luncheon to discuss ways to reduce rising health care costs through chronic disease prevention.
Ursula Bauer, Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, will speak about chronic diseases affected by tobacco, poor diet, and exercise, the power of prevention and the role of the CDC.
Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Human Services Tom Farley will discuss efforts that have increased life expectancy in New York City above the national average, as well as smoking cessation efforts, sodium intake reduction, and clinical preventive services.
A representative from the Congressional Budget Office will present findings from a report on the tobacco excise tax that shows how reducing smoking could impact federal deficits for the next 50 years.
Matt Myers of the Tobacco-Free Kids campaign will also speak about preventing smoking and related disease.