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February 11, 2008

Future Health--Is Preventive Care the Future of Health Care?

DAYTON, OHIO-Wright State's Center for Global Health Systems, Management, & Policy will hold the 8th Annual Health Systems Conference, Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at the David H. Ponitz Sinclair Center, Dayton. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The conference will focus on the idea of prevention in health care.

"We need to change from a medical care system to a health care system in our community and nation," states Richard Schuster, M.D., M.M.M., F.A.C.P., the Oscar Boonshoft Chair and director of the Center for Global Health Systems, Management, and Policy, and associate professor of community health and internal medicine. "We are promoting orientation to prevention for physicians, health care administrators, policy makers, and providers." Schuster is leading the community effort for the event designed for health care professionals.Global Health Systems Mgmt. Conference image

The morning keynote speaker, Lewis G. Sandy, M.D., M.B.A., senior vice president of clinical advancement at UnitedHealth Group (national parent to United HealthCare), will address: "Economics of Prevention-How to Create a Health System that Promotes Prevention." The rest of the morning will focus on measuring the successes and outcomes of prevention, prevention in the clinical setting, and how we educate the public on the value of prevention vs. the cost of treatment.

The luncheon speaker, Alvin D. Jackson, M.D., director of the Ohio Department of Health will talk about "The Role of Public Health in Prevention as Future Health." Breakout sessions following lunch will allow for open discussions on preventing childhood obesity, quality measures in prevention, creating healthy lifestyles, and understanding how/if the underinsured/uninsured get preventive care.

Cost for the conference is $95. Contact Pam Mondini, Center for Global Health Systems, Management, & Policy, (937) 258-5555 or

Download a Conference Program. (PDF document format)