Online Program

Unhealthy communities and cities are a serious business issue

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Martin Sepulveda, M.D;, Health Research, IBM Research, Somers, NY
The US health system's performance scorecard shows little improvement despite massive expenditures compared to similar OECD countries. Inadequate community health value from these expenditures adversely affects business talent acquisition, workforce productivity and resiliency, labor cost competitiveness and the creation of new markets required for growth. Unhealthy communities and cities are no longer simply opportunities for responsible philanthropy or good corporate citizenship, these are key strategic business issues. Systems based approaches to healthier communities and cities are essential to accelerate the supply of talent and new customers for business growth and economic development.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Conduct evaluation related to programs, research, and other areas of practice
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
Identify specific health outcomes where the U.S. falls below or above peer countries. List three potential reasons why the U.S. health experience falls behind those of peer countries. Describe two strategies that could be taken to bring the U.S. in greater alignment with peer countries.

Keyword(s): Public Health Policy, Public Health Research

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have a long history of work in public health, health care, and public health policy within the business sector: training and expertise in internal medicine, occupational and environmental medicine, business, epidemiology, and population health sciences; extensive experience in design, pricing, contracting and management of health insurance in mature and high growth countries worldwide, in preventive, wellness and care management services design, research and evaluation.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.