Utah Health Policy Project holds annual Health Care Solutions Conference
Health care remains top of mind for most Utahns; this annual event looks to discuss health policy issues and answers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 9, 2019

Contact:
Courtney Bullard
385-499-7750

SALT LAKE – On Wednesday December 11th, Utah Health Policy Project will convene our annual conference. This conference covers the most compelling health care issues of the day, with a strong focus on the consumer/patient perspective. We are excited to have two national keynote speakers: Joan Alker  (Georgetown Center for Children and Families) and  Elaine Ryan  (AARP).

When: December 11th 8:30am-4pm
Where: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119


The panels of the day will cover:
Panel 1: Health Access Assisters: How have they made a difference in Utah?
This panel will focus on: what Take Care Utah Health Access Assisters do, how has the job changed over the years, and why this work is so important.
*featuring a consumer with Medicaid expansion coverage who has benefited from newly-gained access to health care*

Panel 2: Health Care Affordability: What are the Next Best Steps in Solving the Affordability Crisis in Utah
The panel will discuss pragmatic solutions about what is being done and what should be done to bring health care costs down for Utahns. 
*featuring a consumer with high health care costs who sketched a policy, found a bill sponsor, & is an example of citizen advocacy*

Panel 3: Health Disparities Across Utah: A Look at the Data and Finding Solutions
A recent study by the Utah Office of Health Disparities offers an exceptionally unique breakdown of health disparities in Utah. Panel experts will weigh in about how to best utilize this wealth of data to create targeted policy solutions to combat health disparities around the state. 
Media contact:
Courtney Bullard
Education and Collaborations Director
Call or Text: 385-499-7750
Email: courtney@healthpolicyproject.org

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