Health Reform in the Context of Rising Chronic Disease and Rising Health Costs

24 August 2015

Introduction to Forum from co-convener Professor Peter Dawkins, Vice-Chancellor and President, Victoria University

Setting the Scene – Empirical Studies

The Productivity Benefits of Reducing Chronic Disease, Professor Bruce Rasmussen, Director, Victoria Institute for Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University

Economy Wide Effects of Changes in Health Status, Professor Maureen Rimmer, Professor (Research), Centre of Policy Studies, Victoria University

Policy Issues

Confronting the Challenge of Rising Chronic Disease, Professor Rosemary Calder, Director, Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Victoria University

Federalism, Medicare, Hospital Funding and Chronic Disease, Professor Anthony Scott, Professorial Research Fellow, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, University of Melbourne

Chronic Failure in Primary Care, Professor Stephen Duckett, Director Health Program, Grattan Institute

Preventative Health Policy: The Case of Mental Health, Professor Allan Fels, Professorial Fellow, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Comments from a Policy Maker, Mr Terry Symonds, Deputy Secretary of Strategy and Analytics, Department of Health