Congressional forum to focus on preventive care

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Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD)

A congressional panel of healthcare experts and legislators will discuss preventive care in the United States at a forum Wednesday. It also will reveal the results of a national survey on preventive medicine.

The survey will reflect the nation's attitude toward preventive medicine, both as a national concern and in their daily lives. Besides the new study, panel members will discuss various pieces of healthcare legislation that aim to increase preventive care awareness. Members are concerned that many Americans are not taking enough control of their personal health.

Speakers at the event will include Dr. Ken Thorpe, Executive Director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO), as well as a number of senior congressional staff. The forum will take place Wednesday at 11am EST on Capitol Hill. Erickson Health, an integrated network of physicians, services, technology, and research, is hosting the event.