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2009 New Jersey Health Policy Conference

On October 15, the Center for State Health Policy will be hosting the 2009 New Jersey Health Policy Conference which will engage New Jersey's health policy leaders in discussions on how health care quality and efficiency can be improved in the state. The Commonwealth Fund State Scorecard on Health System Performance ranked New Jersey 26th in overall system performance and 46th in efficiency and cost.

This and other studies have shown that nearby states with similar socio-demographic characteristics, and even states with far fewer resources than New Jersey, perform better on diverse measures of access, quality, avoidable utilization, and cost, particularly with regard to costs associated with end-of-life care. The 2009 Health Policy Conference will build on recent research findings and draw on the experiences of other states to identify steps that New Jersey government and the private sector can take to improve value for the dollars spent on health care in the state.

Funding for the conference is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Conference will take place at the New Brunswick Hyatt from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.

For additional information on either event, please visit the events page of the Center for State Health Policy website.

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