The health care systems of developed economies are facing similar pressures from the combined impact of technology, demographic change and globalization. An event at George Washington University's Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH) featured Xavier Prats Monné, the Director-General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) at the European Commission, who gave a presentation and participated in a discussion on the future of the EU and US health care systems.
Prats Monné discussed how EU-US cooperation could help address these challenges and overcome global threats such as antimicrobial resistance. Also participating in the event were Milken Institute SPH Dean Lynn Goldman; Environmental and Occupational Health Professor Lance Price, who directs the Milken Institute SPH's Antibiotic Resistance Action Center; Maureen Byrnes, lead research scientist in the school’s Department of Health Policy and Management; and Vikki Wachino, former deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
View a Facebook Live recording of the event here