Jacqueline Bowman Busato, Policy Lead, EASO and Professor Volkan Yumuk, President Elect, EASO
Joining the conversation:
Michele Cecchini, Head of Public Health, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Giovanni Gorgoni, CEO of AReSS Puglia, and Chair EUREGHA (European Regional and Local Health Authorities), vice president of Italian network NISAN (health clinical costing) and professor of Public Management at Bari LUM University, Italy
Prof. Dr. Simten Malhan, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
Euan Woodward, Executive Director, EASO
Obesity prevalence alone costs 7% of GDP on average in OECD Member countries. This is not taking into account the 230+ medical complications of obesity or the broader societal costs.
Policymakers at Global, European, national, and territorial levels have been investigating innovative financing mechanisms for health.
Could Value Based Healthcare be the right way forward to addressing financing for better health outcomes for people living with obesity? This will be up for discussion around the Red Table for our upcoming EASO Policy Stakeholder Session.
Questions to be addressed include:
- What is the concept of Value Based Healthcare (VBHC)? And why should it matter to obesity policy advocates?
- What are the barriers we need to address?
- From theory to practice: How can the concept of VBHC be leveraged at territorial, national and transnational levels?
- How can these concepts be useful for policymakers?