Howard L. Bost Health Policy Forum to be held in Lexington Sept. 19; focus will be on ‘Health as an Economic Driver’

It’s not too late to sign up for the 14th annual Howard L. Bost Health Policy Forum, titled “Health as an Economic Driver,” to be held at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort in Lexington on Monday, Sept. 19.

The annual forum is sponsored by the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky in memory of Dr. Howard L. Bost, who helped create Medicare and Medicaid, developed the Appalachian Regional Hospital system, improved mental-health services in Kentucky and created the vision for the foundation.

This year’s event will open with remarks from the foundation’s newly appointed president and CEO, Ben Chandler, followed by state Health Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Gail Christopher of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

The forum will also feature a series of TED-style talks and afternoon breakout sessions that will explore three facets of making health a focus of economic development and growth: health care as employer and purchaser; health care system costs; and how a strong economy is good for community health and vice versa.

A reception celebrating the foundation’s 15th anniversary will follow the forum in the Marriott Griffin Gate Mansion. Click here to register.

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