NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – If you’ve ever had questions about your healthcare, medication, healthcare coverage, you’re not alone. In fact, so many find themselves lost in these issues and get their questions answered at the Better Health Conference.
Connecticut is in full transformation mode recreating the way it delivers and pays for healthcare. It’s all about centering healthcare services on patients’ needs and preferences, while shifting toward enhancing the health of our communities and the state. With this change, consumers have more options for health and healthcare but sometimes get lost in the options.
People should be empowered to ask questions and work with their healthcare team (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, insurers and brokers/consultants) to make choices that are best for them. The Better Health Conference helps people understand their options.
Understanding options and choices is the best way to get engaged and be empowered to take charge of your health and prevent illness, improve healthcare quality and make needed healthcare affordable and accessible.
Better Health Conference on June 3rd, 8am-4:30pm, Foxwoods Resort Casino at the Fox Tower. Registration is $25; $10 for seniors and students and includes breakfast, lunch, health screenings and chances to win raffles prizes such as Yankee tickets, electronic bracelet activity trackers, tablets and other health related items. People interested in attending the Better Health Conference can learn more and register at: www.ctpartnersforhealth.org
About the CT Partners for Health
The CT Partners for Health is an organization with members from over 40 healthcare entities in Connecticut. Their mission is to engage consumers to become active, informed partners in managing their health and healthcare. Their member organizations represent healthcare providers, trade associations, consumer organizations, health plans and payers, community-based organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, voluntary health organizations, and the business community.
HealthyCT is a Wallingford-based non-profit, member-governed health insurance company founded by physicians and offering plans to Connecticut residents and businesses of all sizes. Their mission is to provide members with comprehensive coverage and easy access to quality healthcare. They rely on progressive, innovative thinking and our strong partnerships with brokers, physicians and members to create programs and services supporting the delivery of high quality, patient-centered care. Working together, they are helping to change the way consumers think about and access healthcare services – to increase quality, improve outcomes and lower costs over time. (www.HealthyCT.org)
About the Office of the Healthcare Advocate
The Office of the Healthcare Advocate (OHA) is an independent agency here to help understand what options everyone has, how to get and fight for healthcare coverage, including coverage for mental health or substance use treatment, and to make sure everyone can get covered for all healthcare needs.