2011 Colorado Health Symposium
State of Health: Seizing Opportunities, Achieving Results

More than a full year after the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the historic (and controversial) legislation still faces legal scrutiny and legislative challenges. Many states are moving forward with provisions of ACA or exploring their own approaches for providing care, increasing coverage and cutting costs. And, at the street level, many communities are re-imagining a future focused on good health for all their citizens. This year's Symposium will highlight emerging solutions (and daunting challenges) in health and health care with fresh perspectives from health care professionals, policymakers, community and business leaders.

Registration and Accommodations

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Wednesday, July 27

6:30 – 8:00 a.m. Registration – Longs Peak Foyer
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. Buffet Breakfast - Longs Peak Foyer & Terrace
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Icon - Ustream Welcome and Overview
Stephen H. Shogan, MD
Board of Directors Chair
The Colorado Health Foundation

Morning Session - View recording
Change is at Hand: Health Care Delivery, Partnerships and Decision Making
Health care reform is exerting tremendous influence, impact and demand on the nation's health care system and on society at large. With its focus on care coordination, quality, technology and prevention, we are seeing a shift in the traditional health care balance of power from providers to individuals and families. Eighteen months following the passage of the landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, how are its provisions impacting health care professionals, the decisions they make, how they interact with the people they serve, and how they view their own chosen field? An outstanding group of health care professionals grapple with these and other health care impact issues during this provocative session.

8:30 a.m.

Icon - Ustream Kavita Patel, MD, MS (Bio): Morning Session Moderator
Fellow and Managing Director
Brookings Institution

Icon - Ustream Deborah E. Trautman, PhD, RN (Bio)
Executive Director
Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Icon - Ustream George D. Bussey, MD, JD, MHA (Bio)
Chief Medical Officer
HCA Continental Division

Icon - Ustream Robert Restuccia (Bio)
Executive Director
Community Catalyst

Icon - Ustream Brieanna Seefeldt, DO (Bio)
PGY3, Chief Resident
Swedish Family Medicine Residency

Icon - Ustream Panel Discussion

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch - Longs Foyer
12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote Address
Jo Luck (Bio)
Heifer Project International

During the years Jo Luck served as president and CEO, Heifer International, a global organization working to end poverty and hunger while caring for the Earth, grew a $7-million budget to more than $130 million, and helped expand programs and projects into numerous countries worldwide. Since 1944, the total number of families assisted directly and indirectly is 13.6 million—more than 70.5 million men, women and children.

Celebrated as a co-laureate of the prestigious World Food Prize in 2010, Ms. Luck believes that food security is a critical aspect of global humanitarian assistance and sustainable development. She was recently appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on the U.S. Agency for International Development's Board.

1:45 – 2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Discovery Sessions – Grays Peak Rooms

Building a Better Health System: People Partnering with Providers
We are all looking for ways to improve the health care system that position people at its center. Some ideas that have emerged include patient-centered care, health information technology and payment reform. To be successful, we will need to engage people to participate in these new models of care and in the development and implementation of the models. We have designed this session to provide examples of new and successful partnerships that bring health professionals and people together. In addition, you'll hear individuals describe how they want the health care system to look and function with their own health as the focus. Get involved with this Discovery Session: Bring your ideas about how to build effective health partnerships.

Tracy Price-Johnson – Faculty, JFK Partners, UC Denver School of Medicine; Children's Hospital Colorado
Kriss Wittmann – Kriss Wittmann Studios

An Imperative Takes Shape: Rewarding Value in Health Care
Americans pay nearly twice as much for their health care as citizens of most other industrialized countries. Yet many of our health outcomes rank lower than many of these nations. A significant part of the problem is that our health system compensates providers for the volume of services they provide, rather than the outcomes of those services. In addition, our system does not reward prevention at the same levels it rewards acute care. Recognizing these disparities is an important first step toward developing solutions. This session explores some of those potential solutions, including promising payment models for increasing value in health care.

Philip B. Kalin – President and CEO, Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC)
Chris Adams – President, Engaged Public

Sue Birch – Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing (HCPF)
Tom Dameron – President and General Manager, CIGNA HealthCare
Dave Downs, MD – Medical Director, Engaged Public
Mark Laitos, MD – Immediate Past President, Colorado Medical Society
Annette Quintana – CEO, Istonish, Inc.

Changing Behaviors: Translating Awareness into Engagement
Can we convince and engage the public to accept and assume ownership of health as a shared value just as they do education and community safety? And if the answer is "yes," can we measure and report the return on the investments we make toward those efforts? Evolving health to a shared community value is particularly daunting in an era of instant gratification. And yet many success models hold promise to do just that. This session examines important community engagement questions from the perspectives of health-focused organizations that have either moved communities to action or are in the early stages of launching major community engagement initiatives.

Karl Weiss - President, HealthCare Research, Inc.

Scott Downes - Senior Project Director, The Colorado Trust
Tracy Faigin Boyle - Vice President of Marketing and Communications, LiveWell Colorado
Kent MacLennan – Executive Director, Colorado Meth Project

3:45 – 5:00 p.m. Colorado Policymakers Panel
Gov. Richard. D. Lamm: Moderator
At the state level, health and health care remain a priority for Colorado's policymakers. With a shrinking state budget and an increasing demand for services, lawmakers face tough decisions around Medicaid and provider payments while simultaneously developing plans to implement the Affordable Care Act. A panel of Colorado policymakers will share their perspectives on the challenges and opportunities ahead for 2012 and beyond.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Optional Guided Hike/Yoga
7:00 p.m. Wine & Cheese Reception - Longs Peak Foyer & Terrace
7:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Icon - Ustream Interactive Debate
Resolved: The PPACA should be repealed and new approaches to health care reform should be explored.

Are you tired of the cable shout-fests on health care reform? Are you ready for a lively and intelligent debate where your opinion matters? You'll find one at the Colorado Health Symposium's second annual interactive debate – a verbal duel among some of the sharpest and most articulate voices on health reform.

Audience members are part of the action – questioning the debaters, weighing in on the arguments and deciding the winner.

Jon Caldara (Bio)
Independence Institute

Len Nichols, PhD (Bio)
Director, Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics
George Mason University

T.R. Reid (Bio)
Author and Documentarian

Grace-Marie Turner (Bio)
Founder, President and Trustee
Galen Institute

Anne Warhover, President and CEO, The Colorado Health Foundation
Chris Adams, President, Engaged Public


Thursday, July 28

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

Registration – Longs Peak Foyer

Buffet Breakfast - Longs Peak Foyer & Terrace

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Icon - Ustream Welcome
Anne Warhover
President and CEO
The Colorado Health Foundation

Morning Session
The View from the Street
As communities across the country experience the hard realities of a changing economy, realities that include job loss, population loss, and lack of revenue, some are re-imagining themselves in the context of health. As they do so, they are challenging and pushing out the boundaries of many long-held orthodoxies: traditional urban planning, sustainable growth, and the role of government, to name just three. As exciting new approaches to reclaiming and redefining the American community emerge, what strategic partnerships and bipartisan initiatives are supporting these efforts? This session explores this and many other provocative questions from the perspectives of visionary community leaders, educators and an exciting voice from city hall.

8:30 a.m.

Icon - Ustream Kelly Brownell, PhD (Bio): Morning Session Moderator
Co-Founder and Director
Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Icon - Ustream Will Allen (Bio)
Founder and CEO
Growing Power Inc.

Icon - Ustream Larry Cohen, MSW (Bio)
Founder and Executive Director
Prevention Institute


Icon - Ustream Pedro Jose Greer Jr., MD (Bio)
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Chair, Humanities, Health & Society
Florida International University School of Medicine

Icon - Ustream Panel Discussion

12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Icon - Ustream Healthy Is Here
Anne Warhover
President and CEO
The Colorado Health Foundation
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Boxed Lunch - Longs Peak Foyer & Terraces
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Discovery Sessions – Grays Peak Rooms

An Uneasy Alliance: Health Care and the Media
Reporting on health care reform poses particular challenges, especially during a time of declining readership, viewership and newsroom budgets. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's complexities, the politicization of the issue, the deluge of misinformation, the intensely personal nature of health care, and the ever-increasing influence of new media, all make the job of reliable, accurate reporting a difficult one. Given these and other challenges, what kind of job has the media done in helping keep Americans informed about this important and controversial legislation?

T.R. Reid – Author and Documentarian

Michael Booth – Reporter, The Denver Post
Diane Carman – Communications Director, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver
Cynthia Hessin – Executive Producer, Rocky Mountain PBS
Andis Robeznieks – Reporter, Modern Healthcare
Eric Whitney – Health Reporter, Colorado Public Radio
Tim Wieland – News Director, KCNC-TV

Where Law Shapes Behaviors: The Farm Bill and Obesity Prevention
Up for renewal in 2013, the farm bill governs federal farm and food policy, covering a wide range of programs and provisions. This discussion will focus on the larger policy issue and how it relates to obesity prevention. How do the provisions of the bill hinder or contribute to efforts to engage the public and provide them with the ability to choose healthier lives through better nutrition?

Kelly Brownell, PhD - Co-Founder and Director, Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Will Allen - Founder and CEO, Growing Power Inc.
Jennifer Billig - Senior Program Leader, Food & Health Program, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Coby Gould – Executive Director, GrowHaus

Health in Crisis: Addressing Colorado's Structural Imbalance
Colorado's fiscal policies adversely affect provider reimbursement rates, public insurance program eligibility, safety net clinics, graduate medical education, public health programs and schools. Unless the structural imbalance in Colorado's fiscal policies is addressed, Colorado will continue to fall behind other states in the provision and funding of health care. This session will identify options to address Colorado's fiscal challenges.

Chris Adams – President, Engaged Public

John Bartholomew – Budget Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing
Charlie Brown – Director, Center for Colorado's Economic Future, University of Denver
Kevin Patterson – Deputy Chief of Staff, Chief Administrative Officer, Colo. Governor John Hickenlooper
Henry Sobanet – Director, Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting

3:15 – 4:15 p.m. "Colorado State of Mind" Taping
Watch as host Cynthia Hessin and her colleagues from Rocky Mountain PBS tape this week's edition of "Colorado State of Mind," featuring Symposium speakers and guests exploring the current state of health in Colorado.
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Optional Guided Hike/Yoga
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Reception – Shavano and Longs Peak and Terraces, Keystone Conference Center

John Iglehart Award
The John Iglehart Award for Leadership in Health Policy is awarded annually to a Coloradan whose wisdom, commitment and leadership in health policy have made a significant contribution to the Foundation's vision that Colorado will be the healthiest state in the nation.

The award is named for John Iglehart, founding editor of Health Affairs and contributor to the New England Journal of Medicine. For more than 20 years, Iglehart was the driving force behind the Dorsey Hughes Symposium, now the Colorado Health Symposium.

Previous awardees are:
2010 – Jay Want, MD - President and CEO, Physician Health Partners, LLC
2009 - Bernie Buescher – Secretary of State, Colorado
2008 - William Lindsay III – President of Benefits Group, Lockton Companies, LLC
2007 - John Iglehart


Friday, July 29

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.

Registration – Longs Peak Foyer

Buffet Breakfast - Longs Peak Foyer & Terrace

8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Icon - Ustream Remarks
Anne Warhover
President and CEO
The Colorado Health Foundation
8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Icon - Ustream Keynote Address
Ian K. Smith, MD (Bio)
Health Care Author and Media Consultant

Morning Session
Job One: Doors Open, Lights On: The Business of Health Care
The cost of health care is a significant economic driver and challenge for businesses and the economy at large. How is health reform impacting the boardroom and the bottom line? With the goal of remaining viable and growing, how are businesses, including hospitals, managing and leveraging provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act? We'll dig into these and other questions from the perspectives of hospital administration, the foundation and corporate world and small business. Guiding the discussion will be the respected former Senator from Colorado, Hank Brown.

9:15 a.m.

Icon - Ustream Senator Hank Brown (Bio): Morning Session Moderator
Senior Counsel
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP

Icon - Ustream Jena Hausmann (Bio)
Senior Vice President and COO
Children's Hospital Colorado


Icon - Ustream Kate Sullivan Hare (Bio)
Director of Policy Outreach and Public Affairs
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Icon - Ustream Sharon Linhart, APR
Founder and Managing Partner
Linhart PR

Icon - Ustream Kirsten Saenz Tobey (Bio)
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Revolution Foods

Icon - Ustream Panel Discussion

12:30 p.m. Closing Remarks


Registration and Accommodations
The cost of registration is $500 per person for the three-day conference, or $175 per day, which includes access to all sessions and educational materials. Nonprofit rates are available with a qualified EIN/FIN. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. with a complimentary breakfast served at 7:00 a.m. Morning presentations close with an interactive panel discussion. Wednesday and Thursday luncheons will be followed by afternoon breakout discussions. On Thursday evening, conferees are invited to attend an informal cocktail reception. The symposium closes at noon on Friday, July 29.

The Colorado Health Symposium is SOLD OUT. Follow along online with social media including our live video streams of morning sessions and the interactive debate.

Cancellation Policy
The registration fee is refundable less a $50 cancellation charge through 5:00 p.m. (MDT) on Wednesday, July 13, 2011. After that time, no refunds will be given.

Keystone Resort & Conference Center
Hotel reservations may be made directly with Keystone Lodging at 1.800.258.0437. A limited number of rooms and condos are available at reduced conference rates. Please reference CODE #: CF3CHF or Colorado Health Symposium, when booking your stay.