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The $174 Billion Question: How to Reduce Diabetes and Obesity

Diabetes and obesity have evolved from a national public health concern to a problem of epidemic proportions — a very costly problem. The direct medical costs and the indirect costs of diabetes are estimated at $174 billion yearly. This briefing, sponsored by the Alliance for Health Reform and the United Health Foundation, looked at the scope of the problem, and some promising solutions.

For more information, please visit Alliance’s event page.

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Speakers for this session:

The panel is co-moderated by Ed Howard of the Alliance for Health Reform and Deneen Vojta of the UnitedHealth Group.

 

Speakers include:

  • Lynne Vaughn, YMCA
  • Robert Berenson, Urban Institute
  • Ron Ackermann, Indiana University School of Medicine