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Strategies for Controlling Health Costs Topic of May 3 Program at Holiday Inn

RELEASED: March 29, 2006

EAU CLAIRE — "Creating Cultures of Health: Controlling Health Costs Through Alternative Strategies" will be held Wednesday, May 3, at the Holiday Inn-Campus Area in Eau Claire. Intended for health care purchasers/employers, public health professionals, personnel/human resource professionals, finance professionals, health care providers, economic/community development professionals, educators, and others affected by the high cost of health care, this program will do the following:

  • address rising health care costs
  • present health care cost management initiatives
  • showcase healthy workforce and cost containment efforts currently underway in our region
  • build on the work that began at the Synergy 2005 Conference
  • provide practical proven strategies for managing health care costs

Program speakers are experts in public and private research, business development, medicine and insurance who will provide the whole healthcare picture, along with successful models from regional business and organizations. Following are featured speakers:

  • Christopher Queram, CEO of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality
  • Jessica Grossmeir, research manager for StayWell Health Management
  • Lynn Henry, business development director for StayWell Health Management
  • Dr. Michele Bachhuber, medical director for Security Health Plan
  • Jeffrey Azen, partner at Stanton Group
  • Ali Payne, health costs management consultant for Stanton Group

The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. The program fee is $49 for registrations received prior to April 21 and $69 after that date. The fee includes lunch, refreshment breaks, handouts and workshop materials.

To register or for more information, contact University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Continuing Education at (715) 836-3636 or toll-free (866) 893-2423, or e-mail



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