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Mobilizing a Multi-Sector Approach to a Healthier America - Resolving the "spend more/achieve less"
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When: 1/24/2014
Where: United States

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Mobilizing a Multi-Sector Approach to a Healthier America - Resolving the "spend more/achieve less" paradox

Time:9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location:Center for Contemporary Culture, Hartford Public LIbrary Hartford, CT

Save the Date - by invitation only
(Seating is limited and attendance will be first come/first serve.)

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy, the Donaghue Foundation and theConnecticut Association of Nonprofits invite you to attend this special event and thought-provoking presentation.

Dr. Elizabeth Bradley, professor of public health at Yale, faculty director of its Global Health Leadership Institute and author, will share comments about the complicated question "why is our society less healthy than other industrialized countries when the U.S. spends so much more on health care?" Along with co-author, Lauren Taylor, MPH.,Presidential Scholar, Harvard Divinity School, Dr. Bradley will offer insights from extensive research and discuss how our current health care system provides limited outcomes while expending excessive resources. Learn about reform possibilities and new perspectives for health delivery from their new book "The American Health Care Paradox."
Additional participants in the conversation are:
Dr. Jewel Mullen,
 Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Health
James O'S. Morton, Esq., President and CEO, YMCA of Greater Hartford

Join your colleagues from the philanthropic, nonprofit and academic sectors to learn about:

  • investments in health and social spending in the US and other countries and their relationship to the nation's health 
  • a perspective on how the US historically has directed its health care spending and the implications for health outcomes
  • examples from the US and abroad where linking social programs and health care delivery shows promise for improving health
  • ways for the health and social support sectors to collaborate on initiatives aimed at improving individual and population health and well-being

Attendees will engage in conversation about:

  • how linkages across the health and social support sectors might be strengthened to benefit health outcomes
  • how to be more effective in advocating for the inclusion of the social sector as a contributor to the health care system

Books will be available for purchase from representatives of Barnes & Noble.

To listen to a Huffington Post interview with Betsy Bradley and Lauren Taylor, click here

To register, send an email to Deb Werner at or call 860-525-5585.

Special thanks to the Donaghue Foundation for their sponsorship.


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