Health: A Critical Missing Element of Economic Vitality
Despite increasing expenditures in health ($1T annually, 17% GDP), the US is falling in key indicators of health, whereby some measures health outcomes are just above the Czech Republic. Ominously, there is a high correlation between health and income and are now seeing life expectancy differences of up to 20 years based on a person’s zip code. Pioneers in the health field are now focused on how to improve health (especially those at the bottom of the health rung) through integration with upstream determinants of health such as education, the built-environment, micro-finance, and community organizing. This session will feature leading national initiatives that are breaking new ground through innovative models of deep multi-sector collaboration.