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HPC's 2020 Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing
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When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
9:00 AM
Where: United States

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The HPC's 2020 Annual Health Care Cost Trends Hearing will be heldTuesday, October 20, 2020, from 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM. The hearing will be fully virtualvia the HPC's YouTube Channel, with a focus this year on the COVID-19 pandemic: the impact onthe Commonwealth's health care system and residents, with consideration for the future.The hearing will feature two panels comprised of health care stakeholders and policymakers engaged in discussion with the HPC's 11-member Board of Commissioners and representatives from the Attorney General's Office and the Center for Health Information and Analysis.
This year, we are pleased to welcomeDr. David R. Williamsof the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as the keynote speaker. Dr. Williams is an internationally recognized social scientist focused on social influences on health. He is the Florence Sprague Norman and Laura Smart Norman Professor of Public Health, Chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and a Professor of African and African American Studies and Sociology at Harvard University.His research has enhanced understandings of the complex ways in which socioeconomic status, race, stress, racism, health behavior, and religious involvement can affect health. His TEDMED talk"How Racism Makes Us Sick"was released in April 2017.
Registrationis now open. More information about the 2020 hearing is available on the HPC's website.