HOSA Participates in the Federal Interagency Roundtable

Federal Interagency Roundtable #2—Defense Health Futures

Defense Health Headquarters Ÿ Conference Center Ÿ Arlington, VA Ÿ August 13-14, 2013
Inspired by a shared aspirational vision of Moving Forward the National Strategic Imperative of Health, emerging and senior leaders from multiple federal health agencies gathered for the 2013 Health Futures Collaborative Roundtable to launch collaborative actions on April 30th in Falls Church, Virginia.  On August 13-14, the continuation of that discussion took place.  Roundtable #2 was hosted by the Defense Health Futures Group (DHFG), under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Woodson, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD/HA).   HOSA-Future Health Professionals is honored and excited that David Kelly, Immediate Past President, was invited to serve on one of the prestigious panels and George Sifakis, Director of HOSA’s Washington Office, was able to attend.  Both were part of the discussions on changing the national dialogue from healthcare to health.
Senior leaders from across the federal health agencies, as well as leaders from the field of economics and business were in attendance.  The theme for Roundtable #2 was:  “Moving Forward the National Strategic Imperative for Health: Aligning Incentives for Cultural Transformation”.
Incentives matter when it comes to health.  People do not always make healthy choices, even when traditional economic incentives are offered. To understand why, and in a collaborative manner, the attendees took a closer look at economic behavior. They also were given the challenge to explore cultural and behavioral dynamics and changes needed in this transformation by looking at incentives for individual behavioral changes as well as organizational changes and alignments that may be required for continued success in this endeavor.
The Roundtable group discussions and innovation exercises were divided in three areas:
1.     Why – Economic Imperatives – establishing the principles, importance and rationale behind behavioral economics and individual incentives as applied to health.
2.     What Is – Emerging Exemplars – learning from efforts that address the crisis of the commons.
3.     What Could Be – Aligning Incentives - envisioning an incentive structure that permeates the culture and yields sustainable change (Who/How/When).
By addressing behavioral incentives, it is hoped to enrich the leadership dialogue and to connect the human element that underpins the health care to health cultural transformation.
Panelists and Faciliators (Partial List):
Mike Brasher, Sr. National Consultant, Employer & Government Markets, Healthways
Chris Bui, Social/Civic Entrepreneur-Master Interactive Facilitator & Founder:  5th Medium I.C.; the American Focus
Dr. Ahmad Calvo, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Advisor, Office of Health IT and Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Carolyn Clancy, Assistant Secretary, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Dr. Michael Cowan, Chief Medical Officer, Federal Health, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Vice Admiral, Medical Corps, and 34th Surgeon General, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Teresa Esola, Federal Health Futures Group, L3 Solutions LLC
Sean Flynn, Professor, Scripps College Department of Economics
Dr. Stephen Flynn, External Researcher, Strategic Studies Institute, United States Army War College and Commander in U.S. Coast Guard and Associate Professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Rear Admiral (RADM) Scott Giberson, Acting Deputy Surgeon General, U.S. Public Health Service
Dr. Karen Guice, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense
David Kelly, Past National President, HOSA-Future Health Professionals; sophomore, New York University (premedical track)
Dr. Vincent Killeen, Bayside Health Association
Rear Admiral Mary Landry, USCG Retired, Special Assistant to the President on Resiliency, Coast Guard Director, Incident Management and Preparedness Policy
Dr. Mark Loafman, Co-Chair of the U.S. Department of HHS Patient Safety and Clinical Pharmacy Services Collaborative Program; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine and Chief Clinical Integration Officer at Norwegian American Hospital in Chicago
Dr. Laura McCloskey, U.S. Army, Community Health Promotion Council
Dr. Ariel Mendez, Assistant Administrator, U.S. AID
Dr. Jamila Michener,Scholars in Health Policy Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Dr. Robert Montgomery, Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Vice Admiral Matthew Nathan, Surgeon General of the Navy and Chief of the Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery
Dr. Carmen Nevarez, President, American Public Health Association 
Dr. Robert Petzel, Under Secretary for Health, Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Kenneth Shachmut, Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Health Initiatives at Safeway and CFO & Executive Vice President at Safeway Health, Inc.
Dr. Steve Steffensen, Chief, Office of Health Innovation at U.S. army Office of the Surgeon General
Dr. Nancy Wilson, Appointed by President Obama to the White House Council on Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnership
Dr. Jonathan Woodson, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs and Director, TRICARE Management Activity