Access to Care: A Discussion on Health Disparities & Innovation

Join The Hill and the USC Schaeffer Center on Tuesday, September 20 for a discussion on making healthcare accessible to all Americans. What policy reforms are needed to minimize socioeconomic and regional disparities in healthcare delivery? How can the combination of innovative new treatments and public health outreach facilitate prevention, early detection and improved outcomes? What would it mean for the overall state of our society to eliminate chronic conditions, like cardiovascular disease?


8:25 am     Welcome Remarks

8:30 am     Keynote Interview

  • J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health & Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services                 
  • In conversation with Bob Cusack, Editor-in-Chief, The Hill


8:45 am    Panel Discussion

  • Mary McGowan, CEO, WomenHeart
  • Samantha Artiga, Director, Disparities Policy Project, Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Ramanathan Raju, M.D., President and CEO New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Moderated by Peter Sullivan, The Hill


9:15 am     Sponsor Perspective, Presented by USC Schaeffer Center
     The Value of Cardiovascular Disease– What Is It Worth To Turn Off Heart Disease?

  • Dana Goldman, Director, USC Schaeffer Center
  • Mark Hlatky, Professor of Health Research & Policy, Stanford
  • Rick Chapman, Director of Health Economics, ICER
  • Amy Rudolph, Ph.D., VP and Head of Early Development and HE&OR(Health Economics and Outcomes Research) in the US, Novartis


9:50 am     Keynote Interview

  • Featuring: Senator Bill Cassidy M.D., Member, Senate HELP Committee & Physician
  • In conversation with Bob Cusack, The Hill


10:15 am     Closing Remarks