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Health reform has been in the news since the day the Affordable Care Act was passed in March 2010. What more can you learn about it? This show will feature Optima Health expert, Steve Cindrich, Director of Strategic Business Development and resident expert on all things health reform. He'll be discussing ways that health reform impacts you, the consumer. The next two years will bring many changes to how consumers purchase health insurance. Join us for this lively discussion.
In this week's show, Dr. Elvira will speak with Rudolph Chandler who is a Health Economist and the Senior Economist in the Health Policy Project with the Futures Institute.
Mr. Chandler has worked over 20 years as a health economist, private sector and organizational development specialist working for John Short Associates, Academy for Educational Development, The Futures Group, Management Sciences for Health and Abt Associates. He has also been an independent consultant for seven years working for AusAID, NZAID, DfID and Global Fund contractors and directly with UNAIDS, WHO, the World Bank and the GAVI Alliance. He has extensive experience in costing and financing interventions and programs of immunization, HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, family planning, reproductive health as well as health systems strengthening and medium term expenditure framework (MTEF).
Mr. Chandler also has expertise in providing costing, resource allocation and budgeting expertise to countries in preparation of funding proposals and during final negotiations with global financing mechanisms (Global Fund, the GAVI Alliance). Mr. Chandler has also worked with expenditure tracking tools and national health accounts (NHA). Specifically as a private sector specialist, he has developed business and marketing plans and financial sustainability strategies for products and services of for-profit and not-for-profit clients.
Mr. Chandler’s experience spans over 35 countries in Central America, the Caribbean, Sub Saharan Africa, Northern Africa and Middle East, South East Asia, the South Pacific and Mongolia. Mr. Chandler holds a Masters in Development Economics from Northeastern University.
Healthways, a company that's been focused on improving people's health and well-being for several decades, took on a new initiative three years ago. It's called The Blue Zones Project. It's purpose is to make "communities that are happier and healthier places to live, work and play."
Amy Moore, is the Healthways' innovation design leader who is focused on how employers fit into this mission. She will share how the Blue Zones Project has impacted employers and their employees during the first two years of this initiative.
Join us Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. PST and 7:00 EST for our show with special guest, Jack Kenefick. Jack is a Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Fitness trainer and Health and Weight Management Coach. Are you ready to break the cycle of yo-yo weight loss and weight gain? Want to get in better physical shape? Listen in! Achieve a lifetime of benefits through what you know! You asked for it and we deliver!
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