The Real Cost of Chronic Disease

The Real Cost of Chronic Disease

Date: December 12, 2019

Time: 1:00PM

Host: Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Location: U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, Room HVC 200, Washington, D.C.



  • Donna Christensen, M.D., Board Member, Consumers for Quality Care and former Congresswoman, Keynote and panelist
  • Ken Thorpe, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Host and moderator
  • Kevin B. Kimble, Esq., Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • TBD, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

General Themes:

This briefing will address critical questions aimed at motivating change, including:

  • How does chronic disease affect individual and family income and economic opportunity?
  • How does caregiving factor into economic mobility and why are some populations affected more dramatically?
  • What can be gained from policies focused on the interplay of health status and socioeconomic status?
  • What is being and can be done to address health equity? How will that enable economic opportunity?