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Health Spending: Tackling The Big Issues

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  • Thursday, February 1, 2018
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
  • National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC (Metro Center Metro)
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Debbie Boylan
Phone: 301-347-3910

WASHINGTON DC, USA -- HEALTHCARE UPDATE NEWS SERVICE™ -- DECEMBER 28, 2017: Health Affairs and the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) are hosting an important event, "Health Spending: Tackling The Big Issues."

With support from NPC, Health Affairs launched a new, multi-year project on "Health Spending." The project aims to promote an evidence-based conversation about health spending by exploring questions involving the level and growth rate of health spending, the distribution of spending, efforts to improve the value of care, and analysis of options for constraining health care costs.

To begin the public dialogue, Health Affairs and NPC are hosting a kickoff event on Thursday, February 1, 2018, in Washington, DC.

Panels will discuss what we know about health care spending, examine the effectiveness of current efforts to improve value, and explore how various sectors are responding to high levels of health care spending.


  • Katherine Baicker, Dean, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
  • Amber Barnato, Susan J. and Richard M. Levy 1960 Distinguished Professor in Health Care Delivery, The Dartmouth Institute at Geisel School of Medicine
  • MollyAnn Brodie, Senior Vice President for Executive Operations, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Melinda Buntin, Chair of the Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Amitabh Chandra, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy and Director of Health Policy Research at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • David Cutler, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics, Harvard University
  • Robert Dubois, Chief Science Officer and Executive Vice President of the National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC)
  • Leslie Greenwald, Vice President, Research Strategies, RTI Health Solutions
  • Ashish Jha, Senior Associate Dean, Research Translation and Global Strategy; K.T. Li Professor of Global Health, Harvard University
  • Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Katie Martin, Vice President for Health Policy and Programs, National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Craig Mitton, Professor in the School of Population and Public Health in the Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Corinna Sorenson, Assistant Professor in Population Health Sciences, Duke School of Medicine, Duke University
  • Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

With questions about the event, please contact Debbie Boylan at 301-347-3910, or


Thursday, February 1, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
RSVP Today


National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC (Metro Center Metro)


Health Affairs is the leading peer-reviewed journal at the intersection of health, health care, and policy. Published monthly by Project HOPE, the journal is available in print and online. Additional and late-breaking content is found at in addition to Health Affairs Today1 and Health Affairs Sunday Update.


The National Pharmaceutical Council is a health policy research organization dedicated to the advancement of good evidence and science, and to fostering an environment in the United States that supports medical innovation. Founded in 1953 and supported by the nation's major research-based pharmaceutical companies, NPC focuses on research development, information dissemination, and education on the critical issues of evidence, innovation and the value of medicines for patients. For more information, visit