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Dr. Richard F. Daines and the Health of the Public: The Road Ahead

Date: November 10, 2011
Time: 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Sponsored by: The New York Academy of Medicine and the New York State Department of Health

Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

NYAM and the New York State Department of Health will present a symposium in honor of the late Richard F. Daines, MD, former New York State Health Commissioner and Visiting Fellow at NYAM.

This symposium honors Dr. Daines' accomplishments and promotes innovative approaches to pressing issues of health: preventing the leading causes of death such as obesity and tobacco use; developing integrated health care delivery systems that coordinate with public health efforts; and creating partnerships among public health departments, health care delivery systems and insurers that will enable excellent, affordable, and sustainable care for all New Yorkers.


8:30 AM  Introduction/Greeting
Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH, Commissioner, NYSDOH
Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, New York Academy of Medicine

9:00 AM Keynote Speaker
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, Director, CDC
"A National Perspective on Current Public Health Challenges"

9:30 AM  Panel 1:  Public Health Approaches to Preventing the Leading Causes of Death: Obesity and Tobacco

Moderator: Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH
• Ursula Bauer, PhD, Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.
• Tom Farley, MD, MPH, Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Making Healthy Choices Easier: Smoking and Obesity Prevention in New York City
• Marlene Schwartz, PhD, Deputy Director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University. 
Protecting Children: Optimal Nutrition in Child Care, Schools, and Food Marketing

10:30 AM Break

11:00 AM Panel 2: Building Better Public Health Systems: Preparing the Public Health Infrastructure for Health Reform. 
Moderator: Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, New York Academy of Medicine
• Guthrie Birkhead, MD, MPH, NYSDOH
New York’s “Prevention Agenda”; a blueprint for public health action
• Sylvia Pirani, Office of Public Health Practice, NYSDOH
Accreditation as a Tool for Improving Public Health
• Cynthia Morrow, MD, MPH, Commissioner, Onondaga County Department of Health
Local public health “where the rubber meets the road”:  the incubator of new public health approaches

12:00 Noon - Lunch

1:00 PM Panel 3:  Partnerships between Public Health, Healthcare Delivery Systems and Insurers in Health Care Reform: Putting Prevention to Work

Moderator: William Streck, MD, Chair, NYS Public Health and Health Planning  Council
• Dennis Whalen, HANYS
 How hospitals can promote prevention and improve community health
• Foster Gesten, MD, Office of Health Insurance Programs, NYSDOH
Building Medical Homes to promote prevention and improve the community’s health
• John Rugge MD, Hudson Headwaters
The Role of Emerging Health Systems in promoting prevention and improving community health
• Michael Cropp, MD, IHA
The role of health insurers in promoting prevention and improving community health

3:00 PM  Remarks and Reflections on the Public Health Legacy of Dr. Richard Daines – Dr. Streck


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Cost: Free
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