The Cardiovascular Disease Forum will offer a brief overview of coronary heart disease, including its epidemiology, burden and pressure on healthcare systems, outlining the distinction between illness prevention and management of acquired risk factors. It will also outline innovations in strategies to ensure prevention, such as lifestyle choices and broader tobacco control, including the reduction of tobacco use and the impact of smoking bans in public places. Participants will hear a variety of potential policies and innovations that can be applied more broadly by policymakers from prevention to treatment.
During the Forum, experts will present ‘value pools,’ a collection of policies for improved outcomes and costs, using a wide range of global healthcare systems that have found success in utilizing the practice (among them, WHO’s mHealth NCD initiative in Senegal). A range of interventions — including policies, delivery and provider models and data and analytics — as well as actors, from payors to governments and companies, will be presented.