2015 Colorado Health Symposium

The Colorado Health Symposium

Keystone Resort and Conference Center

2015 Symposium
The Healthiest State: Making Connections

July 29-31, 2015
Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Keystone, CO

The 2015 Colorado Health Symposium is sold out, but you can still join us online!

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The Colorado Health Symposium, a national health policy conference, is a unique chance to interact with leading experts in health and health care, share ideas and learn about emerging health trends. After each day's discussions, you’re free to recharge in or around the resort, renew relationships or network at various informal social activities. 

Creating a culture where people can achieve the healthiest state possible requires change, from the heart of institutional systems to the fleeting moment of personal choice. Progress toward remarkable transformation is underway, but the key to lasting change lies in making meaningful connections to build a sustainable and comprehensive health system. Over three days, we will explore innovative technologies, practices and policies that help us better align systems, activate communities and connect our values with actions to achieve the optimal state of health. 

Wednesday, July 29: Connecting Systems to Health Outcomes
We’re moving from a health care system to a total health system that connects with people across life spans and the continuum of health. By connecting systems to better health outcomes, we optimize our ability to efficiently and effectively treat illness while reinforcing our population’s well-being. 

Day One presenters will explore connecting population health with the delivery system, aligning the delivery system with new payment models and linking/supporting patients, providers and payers to/with consistent, transparent data. 

Thursday, July 30: Connecting Community to Well-Being
Communities are critical to optimizing the health outcomes of their inhabitants. By examining the role of the health care delivery system within the context of community settings, we reinforce a key connection to the greater “ecosystem” of health. 

Presenters on Day Two will look at how to ultimately drive health outcomes through connectivity among human services, transportation, healthy food access, built environment, and how to connect people with a sense of accountability for their own health and decisions through a community or neighborhood setting. 

Friday, July 31: Connecting Values to Actions
Transforming our current state of health is a value proposition. What are we willing to spend to improve the quality, cost and experience of health care in our country? How willing are we to change our behaviors and actions to create a culture of health? 

Day Three presenters will reflect on how our values take shape through our policies and practices, and have led us to where we are today. They will demonstrate the value of continuing to transform the state of health in our country. We’ll conclude with a call to action, inspired by your individual and collective values.

Confirmed Speakers

  • James Corbett, JD, Senior VP, Community Health and Values Integration, Centura Health
  • Neal Halfon, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, UCLA
  • Ivor Horn, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Center for Diversity and Health Equity, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • A. Mark Fendrick, MD, Director, Value Based Insurance Design Center, University of Michigan
  • Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design
  • Len Nichols, PhD, Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics and Professor of Health Policy, George Mason University
  • Victor Strecher, PhD, MPH – Founder, Center for Health Communications Research and Director for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan
  • Indu Subaiya, MD, MBA, CEO, Health 2.0
  • Alan Weil, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

Keynote Speakers

  • Alexandra Drane, Co-Founder, Chief Visionary Officer and Chair of the Board, Eliza Corporation
  • Nancy Lublin, CEO, DoSomething.org
  • Robert Lustig, MD, Author, Fat Chance

Continue to check this webpage for details about the event or follow @HealthSymposium and our event hashtag #15CHS on Twitter for the latest updates on speakers, agenda and more.

Please contact CoHealthSymposium@ColoradoHealth.org with questions.

The 2014 Colorado Health Symposium
With the theme "Health Transformed: The Power of Engagement," the 2014 Symposium explored the theories, policies and economics influencing the future of health and health care. Highlights from the 2014 Symposium are available online. To learn more about the event view the 2014 agenda and speakers