Debuts March 5
Reducing the number-one cause of death and disability—chronic disease
Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, Robert W. Woodruff professor and chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management, in the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University, and chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
Kenneth Thorpe works with an international coalition of organizations consisting of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts to raise awareness of the negative impact chronic disease has on health and the economy. He services as co-chair of the Partnership for the Future of Medicare, a bipartisan group designed to ensure the sustainability of the program.
In addition to holding a number of faculty positions, Thorpe was deputy assistant secretary for health policy in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 1993 to 1995. In this capacity, he coordinated all financial estimates and program impacts of President Clinton’s healthcare reform proposals for the White House.
As chairman of the PFCD and respected healthcare expert, Thorpe regularly testifies before numerous committees in the U.S. Congress and in front of governments around the world on aspects of healthcare reform, including disease prevention, wellness and coordination of care.