Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
Transforming Health Care Through Evidence and Collaboration
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Investing in a Healthier America: Health Plan and Community Partnerships

February 11, 2014 | 08:00 AM
09:30 AM ET

The current generation of children may be the first in U.S. history to live shorter, sicker lives than their parents. Already, more than half of Americans have at least one chronic disease. The majority of these conditions are preventable, but the scale of the problem necessitates interventions beyond the walls of the doctor’s office. Community-based prevention programs, amplified by support from both the public and private sectors, are a critical part of the push to achieve a healthier America.

This webinar will highlight ways health plans and communities can work together to support healthy lifestyles. Speakers will discuss the following:

  • high-impact prevention strategies, such as integrating public health into new health care delivery and payment models
  • the Blue Zones Project in Iowa, which aims to make healthy choices easier through environmental changes and social support on a local level
  • a public-private partnership that has improved access to fresh produce by expanding community gardens to every county in North Carolina


Anne De Biasi
Trust for America's Health
Becky Wampler
Wellmark, Inc.
Mary Lawyer
Kim Blair
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Kristy Kent
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Michelle Wells
North Carolina Recreation and Parks Association

Presentation Slides

Leveraging Community and Population Health Efforts
The Iowa Blue Zones Project
Partnering to Nourish North Carolina