OCTOBER 20, 1999
ANNUAL NECON REGIONAL CONFERENCE
"Medicine, Managed Care, and Public Health: Creating Partnerships For Prevention"
The Heller School at Brandeis University
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Region I
The New England Coalition for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NECON)
The Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University (The Heller School)
Co-Sponsored by:The New England Governors Conference, Inc.
The New England AIDS Education and Training Center
The New England Public Health Association
The New England Community Health Center Association
The American Cancer Society, New England Division
The American Heart Association, New England Affiliate
This year's conference developed specific recommendations for regional collaboration among
managed care and public health organizations, targeted to prevention in defined areas of need. Last year's conference centered around the work of five regional task forces: Heart, Cancer,
HIV/AIDS, Latino Health, Women's Health and Managed Care. This year's conference built on the work of these working groups and added five more: Long-Term Care, Workforce Issues,
Pediatric Asthma, Diabetes, Tobacco Control and Adult Immunization.
We are pleased to note that in the past year DHHS and NECON have sponsored two state
health action forums -- in Rhode Island and New Hampshire -- to develop resources for state-based implementation of conference recommendations. We will sponsor similar forums in the remaining New England States.