Spring 2014 Forum

“Doubling Down” on Health Care Cost Containment

May 12, 2014


Michael O. Leavitt to keynote Michigan Health Policy Forum:

The spring Michigan Health Policy Forum will be held May 12, 2014 at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. The Forum will focus on how states can bring about transformation in the healthcare delivery system. The keynote speaker will be Michael O. Leavitt, former Governor of Utah and Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services under President George W. Bush. Governor Leavitt will speak on the unique opportunities that state governments have to transform the health care delivery system. Gov. Leavitt is co-chair of the State Health care Cost Containment Commission which recently released a report entitled " Cracking the Code on Health care Costs".

Following the keynote address will be a presentation of Michigan's vision for healthcare transformation. Elizabeth Hertel, Director of Health Policy and Innovation for the Michigan Department of Community Health will present the State Innovation Model (SIM) planning grant entitled "Reinventing Michigan's Health Care System." Michigan Department of Community Health Director James Haveman will moderate a reactor panel and a Q and A session.


“Doubling Down” on Health Care Cost Containment - Agenda:   Download


Spring Forum Video Presentation:

Cracking the Code in Healthcare Cost
Keynote: Governor Michael O. Leavitt, Co-Chair: State Health Care Cost Containment Commission:


Michigan's Approach Reinventing Michigan's Health
Elizabeth Hertel, Director of Health Policy and Innovation, MDCH:


Reactor Panel
Moderator: James K. Haveman, Guy S. Gauthier, Lawrence Reynolds, MD, FAAP, Amy Schultz, MD, MPH:


Governor Michael O. Leavitt
Keynote Speaker: “Cracking the Code on Healthcare Costs”

Elizabeth Hertel
Michigan’s Approach: “Reinventing Michigan’s Health Care System” State Innovation Model (SIM)



Moderator: James K. Haveman
Michigan Department of Community Health

Guy S. Gauthier
Priority Health

Lawrence Reynolds, MD, FAAP
Mott Children’s Health Center

Amy Schultz, MD, MPH
Allegiance Prevention, Community Health, and Jackson County Medical Director