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Goldman Policy Briefing in Sacramento

Knowledge in Action:

Goldman Discusses ‘Drivers of Health and Health Care Spending’ with State Officials

From staff reports

Dana Goldman Professor Dana Goldman presents research on the ‘Drivers of Health and Health Care Spending’ during a policy briefing in Sacramento.
Photo by Juliet Lee

On Sep. 8, the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development and the USC Office of Government and Civic Engagement co-sponsored a policy briefing for the Sacramento policymaking community featuring professor Dana Goldman.

The event, which was held at the California Chamber of Commerce, drew more than 110 guests from the state capitol, state agencies, local health-related private and non-profit organizations, as well as USC students and alumni.

Goldman, holder of the Norman Topping/National Medical Enterprises Chair in Medicine and Public Policy and director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at USC, presented research on “The Drivers of Health and Health Care Spending.”

The briefing reviewed the factors contributing to the growth of health care costs, including the role that technology plays in promoting health and increasing health care spending, and assess policy tools for promoting value in health care.

The event is aligned with both SPPD’s and the Office of Government and Civic Engagement’s mission to connect USC’s research and faculty experts with the state’s policymaking community.

In addition, Goldman had meetings throughout the day with officials from the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development, the California Association of Health Plans and the New America Foundation to discuss the center’s research and possible collaborative partnerships.