Media Availability: Reaction to New Research That Identifies the Highest-Value Clinical Preventive Services

Alliance of Community Health Plans — Media Availability on Tuesday, May 16

Reaction to New Research That Identifies the Highest-Value Clinical Preventive Services 

When:      Tuesday, May 16, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT

What:      The National Commission on Prevention Priorities, chaired by former US Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, will release new groundbreaking research that ranks 25 clinical preventive care services — such as immunizations and smoking cessation counseling — to determine which services offer the highest value.  The study will be made available on ACHP’s Web site www.achp.org and the Web site of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, http://www.ajpm-online.net/, on May 16.

Who:       Jack Ebeler, Member of the National Commission on Prevention Priorities and President & CEO, Alliance of Community Health Plans, will be available to discuss the new research and answer questions from the media.  Contact Paul Skowronek at 202.785.2247 or pskowronek@achp.org to arrange an interview on Tuesday, May 16. 

Why:       Health care professionals, consumers, health plans, purchasers of health care and policymakers lack concrete evidence about which preventive services offer the best clinical results and are most cost effective.  This new study ranks each of 25 high-value preventive services in these areas and also takes utilization into account.  This new information should be used to make evidence-based decisions about preventive care and has the potential to improve health and lower the cost of care in a responsible way.

**Contact Paul Skowronek at 202.785.2247 or pskowronek@achp.org to arrange an interview with Jack Ebeler.