Our Healthcare page is under construction please bookmark our new Health Care Initiatives section at http://www.dallaschamber.org/index.aspx?id=HealthCareInitiatives
Heatlh Care Initiatives
The Dallas Regional Chamber is committed to promoting prosperity through focused economic development while supporting the health care industries, marketing the region and attracting new and expanding corporations. The Dallas Regional Chamber’s Health Care initiatives
The DRC health care initiatives mission is to develop, promote and sustain the Dallas region as a global leader in health care talent, infrastructure, innovation, and research. The DRC will engage the healthcare executives, service providers and business community in key health care initiatives that include economic development, legislative advocacy, and educational programming. The Health Initiatives Council (HIC) is a new Council being formed in 2011 to act as the primary governing body of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s health care initiatives. 2011 Program of Work Health Care Committee
2011 is about fighting Childhood Obesity. Members of the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) recognize the significant impact that both adult and childhood obesity has on the corporate health care budget, on the quality of life in this region, and on the overall health and wellness of this community. The Health Care Committee will devote its efforts to form a community collaborative with an identified lead advocate to advance community-wide goals toward the slowing of, followed by the decline of and ultimately the eradication of childhood obesity in the Dallas region.Members of the Committee Notes of committee meetings: June 2nd
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l June 23rd
Suggested Information Resources:
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Recommended: Strategies for Obesity Prevention.
- Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 2007 End of Year Report: A Report on State Action to Promote
- Nutrition, Increase Physical Activity and Prevent Obesity, June 2008
- The price of excess: Identifying waste in healthcare spending, 2008, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, www.pwc.com/healthindustries or www.pwc.com/hri
- Too Fat to Fight: Retired Military Leaders Want Junk Food Out of America’s Schools, 2010, Military Leaders for Kids, www.MissionReadiness.org
- F as in Fat; How Obesity Threatens America's Future
Meet the organizations fighting childhood obesity (pdf presentations):
Health Care Conference
On Thursday May 19th the Dallas Regional Chamber (DRC) hosted the 3rd Annual Health Care Conference
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Dallas. Local, state, and national leaders gathered for a look at the latest trends in the health care industry impacting the business environment and local economy.
The conference included breakout sessions with three different track options focusing on; Health Care Reform and compliance, Wellness and Obesity Trends and finally the latest news and applications of IT in Health Care. The half-day conference received 155 attendees from companies throughout the region including service providers, physicians, human resources and government relations executives as well as high tech experts in the industry. To view speaker presentations and podcasts of the conference click here.
The Health Care Impact Brochure
The Dallas Regional Chamber launched for the first time the Health Care Economic Impact
brochure as a series of industry focused publications for advocacy and economic development. The brochure includes an analysis that identifies health care specific industries and the estimated value of their contributions to area product, employment, labor income, and state and local tax revenues in the DFW region. The findings of the research analysis are presented in graphics, tables, and bullet points making it user friendly and attractive to specialists in health care and the general audience. Click here to view the brochure Due to outstanding reviews and successful distribution, we are printing a second edition!
Get local and nationwide recognition as a DFW health care industry supporter by sponsoring our research, distribution and printing for 2011. For more information please contact Anakarina Pina at email@example.com or at 214-812-1968
A hard copy of the brochure is available for members only.Health Care Legislative
DRC Health Care Legislative: Affordable, high-quality health care is an important factor in recruiting businesses and talent to the DFW area and ensuring the region’s competitiveness. To achieve this goal, the DRC is seeking to (1) decrease the cost of health care to business and consumers, (2) increase the access of health care to all, and (3) enhance the quality of health care. The DRC also supports the preservation of Medicaid Inpatient Hospital Managed Care Carve Out currently in place in North Texas and proposals to preserve and secure the full federal Medicaid match. View Health System CEO’s coordinated position
2011 Life Science Directory
In 2005, the Life Science Council developed a strategy to create a directory that includes all of the core life science companies in the DFW region. This directory is now available in both hard and electronic versions. This directory includes companies in the following sectors: drugs, manufacturing, therapeutics, medical devices and equipment, research and testing, IT, software and telecom applications, bio/agro, veterinary, and bioinformatics.Click here to view