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Affordable Care Act Upheld
July 3, 2012Last week the Supreme Court of the United States released their greatly anticipated ruling on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act that was passed in 2010.The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, including the provision of the individual mandate that requires all...
Jul 03, 2012
Obesity Program Recommendations Released by Task Force
June 27, 2012This week all eyes and ears are on the Hill, with the Supreme Court of the United States scheduled to issue their ruling on the Affordable Care Act Thursday. But as we eagerly await their decision, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease’s focus on obesity prevention from our Hill...
Jun 27, 2012
Collaborative Efforts to Address Childhood Obesity
June 20, 2012Yesterday the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and our partner, WellPoint Inc., hosted a Capitol Hill briefing – “Collaborative Efforts to Address Childhood Obesity” – on the growing issue of childhood obesity and how government, the private sector, communities, providers and...
Jun 20, 2012
UnitedHealth Group’s JOIN for ME Engages the Entire Family through Workplace Wellness
June 13, 2012National Employee Wellness Month is well underway, and continues to provide an opportunity to generate greater awareness for the pivotal role workplace wellness programs can play in the fight against chronic disease. Last week we highlighted several partners’ wellness programs, and...
Jun 13, 2012
PFCD Partners Improving Health in the Workplace
June 7, 2012In honor of National Employee Wellness Month, we wanted to take some time to recognize several of our PFCD partners for their commitment to improving health in the workplace.Johnson & Johnson views promoting health and wellness at work as a logical extension of the company’s mission...
Jun 08, 2012
PFCD Hill Briefing Welcomed Rep. Bill Cassidy, Addressed Medicaid “Hot Spots” as Key to Bending Cost Curve
May 31, 2012The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today that focused on innovative programs working to improve solvency in the Medicaid program by focusing on the program’s high-cost utilizers – or “hot spots.” The briefing, entitled “Understanding and...
May 31, 2012
New CDC Study reports Teen Diabetes Rates Rising
May 23, 2012Earlier this week, National Public Radio announced a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the climbing rates of teen diabetes. Researchers analyzed data from 3,383 youths ages 12 to 19 and found that the proportion of those with diabetes or prediabetes...
May 23, 2012
Countdown to National Employee Wellness Month
May 17, 2012We are only two weeks away from the 4th Annual National Employee Wellness Month, a partnership between the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Virgin Healthmiles, Strategies to Overcome and Prevent (STOP) Obesity Alliance and WorldatWork that aims to raise awareness about...
May 17, 2012
Obesity Projections for 2030 Demand Solutions to Control Chronic Diseases and Health Care Spending
May 10, 2012A new study from the American Journal of Preventive Medicine presented at the CDC’s Weight of the Nation conference projects that 42 percent of Americans will be obese by 2030.  According to the USA Today coverage on the study, this is a significant increase from 2010 when 36...
May 10, 2012
PFCD Hill Roundtable Welcomed Rep. Karen Bass, Explored IBM Watson Technology as Health Care Innovation
May 2, 2012Last Friday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted “IBM Watson: Learning Machines Advancing Health Care Innovations”, as the first in our four-part 2012 “Partnerships in Health” series in conjunction with WellPoint. Held at the Rayburn House Office Building,...
May 02, 2012

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