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How to Support Decisions in Health Care

In Partnership with the Center for Accountability and Performance

Jan. 17, 2017 | 2 p.m. ET

Questions about the aspects of a person's life that effect their health and quality of life abound as governments try to create the most effective social service systems at the most affordable prices. This webinar features three expert panelists who will discuss health impact assessments, predictive modeling tools and a microsimulation tool that uses data from birth to middle age to examine the circumstances and actions that can provide powerful levers in early life to create outcomes focused on improving individuals' life in adulthood.

Gregory Acs is Director of the Income and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute, where his research focuses on social insurance, social welfare and the compensation of workers. He has studied the low-wage labor market; changes in welfare policies and how they have affected welfare caseloads and the well-being of low-income families; and how state and federal policies affect the incentives families face as they move from welfare to work. He is the author and coauthor of numerous scholarly journal articles, policy papers, briefs and reports to federal agencies.

Rebecca Morley is the Director of the Health Impact Project, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she leads work to reduce health inequities and improve the health of all people by ensuring health is a valued and routine consideration in decisions affecting them. For 19 years she has successfully led initiatives in the government, nonprofit and private sectors focused on the factors outside of the health care system that shape people’s health—such as where they live, work and play—and their ability to access the services and supports they need to thrive. She has authored and edited numerous publications, including the book, Healthy & Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy.

Steven Teutsch is an independent consultant, Adjunct Professor at the Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA, Senior Fellow at the Public Health Institute and Senior Fellow, Schaeffer Center, University of Southern California. He was formerly the Chief Science Officer, Los Angeles County Public Health, and Executive Director Outcomes Research and Management program at Merck. He is retired from CDC, where he was Director of the Division of Prevention Research and Analytic Methods. He has served as a member of the Community Preventive Services Task Force, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and the Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Prevention and Practice Workgroup. He chaired the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society, and served on and has chaired and served on multiple IOM panels, and served on Medicare’s Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee.

Moderator: Richard Greene is a Board Member of ASPA's Center for Accountability and Performance (CAP). He has closely followed issues related to performance measurement for more than 20 years, in connection with organizations including Governing magazine, the Governing Institute, the Pew Charitable Trust’s government performance division, the Council of State Governments and more. Along with his wife and partner, he founded the Government Performance Project which, for 10 years, tracked all 50 states on their progress—or lack thereof—in utilizing performance management.