Council Health Care Mission to Paris, France

April 7, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
April 12, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

*For additional information, contact Caleb Graves, Council director of Membership Services and Community Relations at*


About the International Mission to Paris

In April, the Nashville Health Care Council will host an International Health Care Mission to Paris, France. Unique to Nashville and one of only a few such initiatives nationwide, this and past missions bring together a diverse group of key health care policy leaders and business executives for trans-Atlantic learning, high-level networking and global dialogue.

The purpose of the mission is to establish relationships with key government and industry leaders in France, learn first-hand about the French health care delivery system, further position Nashville as an industry capital and set the stage for future business and educational collaborations.

This executive-level trip follows nine highly-successful international missions which have hosted more than 200 health care leaders representing nearly 75 companies, leading to ongoing domestic and international partnerships.

The 2013 mission offers a select group of industry executives the opportunity to garner first-hand information about the French health care system, which has been classified as the best health system in the world by the World Health Organization (WHO).  With a system that has been in place and has continued to evolve for more than one hundred years, France has been lauded for the general health of its citizens exemplified by high life expectancy, low infant mortality and overall citizen satisfaction.  However, the system is not without common challenges to the U.S., such as an aging population and rising costs of care. The mission will create a broad dialogue for information sharing and learning among leaders from both countries as they seek solutions.

Agenda highlights include:

  •         Briefings with key U.S. Embassy officials
  •         French Health Ministry sessions on public health sector
  •         Dialogue with leading insurance organizations
  •         French CEO perspectives on care delivery
  •         Site visits to French health care delivery settings
  •         Briefing on EU-wide health care finance trends
  •         Exclusive U.S. Embassy-hosted reception


Small Business Opportunity

There is a small business sponsorship opportunity to join the delegation through the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development . The deadline to apply for this sponsorship is February 1. For more information, contact Hayley Hovious, Trade Director at State of Tennessee, at


Scholarship Opportunity

Leadership Health Care is offering a scholarship to one member. To apply, click here, or contact Jenni Bradley, deputy director of LHC, at for more information. The deadline to apply for the LHC scholarship is February 1.



Thanks to our Sponsors




in partnership with

Meridian International Center



Bass, Berry & Sims

Crowe Horwath



Baker Donelson


Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are still available. Sponsorship packages include one delegate registration. Please contact Jamie Lee, Council vice president of Operations, at 615.743.3148 or for more information.