Connecticut Health Council Takes Its Mission to Nation’s Capital

Sep 12, 2016
Hartford, Conn.  (September 12, 2016) — The Connecticut Health Council is taking its mission to Washington, D.C., promoting Connecticut as a center of excellence for collaboration and innovation in the health sector. The Council, an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance, will host its DC Forum September 14-15 in the nation’s capital at the Columbus Club in historic Union Station.

Several leaders representing the health sector from DC-based organizations plan to attend the inaugural Forum to discuss a variety of health care topics, including innovation and disruption. The Forum will also include a discussion of the likely impact of this year’s presidential and congressional elections on health care policy, the Affordable Care Act and other health initiatives.

“Connecticut continues to be a national leader in the health care and insurance industries,” said Senator Chris Murphy at a recent Alliance program highlighting the DC trip. “This month’s forum will be a great opportunity for us to demonstrate this expertise and also to share best practices with government and industry leaders from across the country so we remain on the cutting edge of health care innovation.”

"The DC Forum is designed to enhance the collaboration among leaders of Connecticut’s dynamic health sector while showcasing Connecticut’s depth and breadth as a center of health expertise,” said Amy Cunningham, Executive Director, Connecticut Health Council. “Our goal is for attendees to leave the Forum with cross-cutting, relevant, and valuable information, so that Connecticut’s health sector continues to thrive.”

The Forum will conclude with a discussion about Council initiatives and programs in 2017.

Sponsors are:
•    CT Children’s Medical Center, Presenting Sponsor;
•    Yale New Haven Health, Reception Sponsor; and
•    HarvardPilgrim
•    HealthCare, CareCentrix and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut,
     Forum Sponsors.

For more information on speakers and topics, visit http://tinyurl.com/jzv7j9c.

About Connecticut Health Council
The Connecticut Health Council, which began in 2012, is an association of health sector leaders who work together to promote Connecticut as a center of health excellence and the state’s health sector as a primary driver of economic and employment growth. The Council fosters collaboration, education, entrepreneurship, and networking among leaders of for-profit and non-profit entities within the health sector. To learn more, visit www.cthealthcouncil.com. For more information, visit www.cthealthcouncil.com.

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