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After much discussion and consideration, the ACHE Board of Governors and leadership team have decided to cancel the 2020 Congress on Healthcare Leadership due to the need for leaders and healthcare organizations to manage their responses to coronavirus (COVID-19) within their communities. Learn more at


Mike Leavitt

Founder, Leavitt Partners/Co-Chair

Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Mike Leavitt is the founder of Leavitt Partners, a healthcare intelligence business. In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2005–2009), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003–2005) and three-time elected governor of Utah (1993–2003). While at the EPA, he oversaw the implementation of the most protective ground-level ozone standards in our nation’s history and signed the Clean Diesel Rule, a landmark rule to cleanup nonroad diesel fuel. His service at HHS included the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and the planning and preparation for a pandemic flu.

Collaborator is a word that comes up repeatedly when one examines Leavitt’s background. His skill led colleague governors to elect him as chairman of the National Governors Association, the Republican Governors Association and Western Governors’ Association. He is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries, conducting negotiations on matters related to health, the environment and trade. Gov. Leavitt recently collaborated with former CMS administrator, Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, and WGU to found the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative, a nonprofit organization focused on enabling healthcare industry success in value through defining and educating on value-based care delivery competencies.


Competencies and Collaboration for Industry Success in Health Value: A Special Session With the Accountable Care Learning Collaborative

Presented by Mike Leavitt, Jan Jones-Schenk, DHSc, RN, FAADN, FAAN at 8:45 AM on Wednesday, March 25th.

The healthcare industry is at an inflection point: achieving value in healthcare is critical to providing patients the best care and health possible, while allowing the nation to remain competitive in a global economy. Though much of the industry is focused on developing new and alternative payment models, there has been a lack of focus…