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New Study Details Decreased Medication Adherence in Medicaid Populations
July 25, 2012Medicaid is missing out on a significant opportunity to improve health and lower costs, according to a new study.  Looking at Medicaid enrollees with conditions that can lead to heart disease, researchers found the number who failed to take their medicines is on the rise,...
Jul 25, 2012
Integrating chronic disease management with new health delivery mechanisms
July 19, 2012We’ve long known that the key to addressing our greatest 21st century health care challenges – controlling costs while achieving improved health outcomes – lies in attacking chronic disease. With the implementation of health reform, the question we’re facing is how to mesh this goal...
Jul 19, 2012
New Strides in Alzheimer’s Research
July 18, 2012As PFCD partner the Alzheimer’s Association is currently in the midst of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, USA Today reports exciting news about the possibilities that early detection of Alzheimer’s offers. At the conference, 5000 researchers have gathered...
Jul 18, 2012
Study seeks to understand relationship between Chronic Stress and Alzheimer’s disease
July 12, 2012Currently 5.4 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. – and more than 800,000 people in the U.K. battle some form of dementia. Researchers globally are working tirelessly to find an effective way to prevent and treat the disease...
Jul 12, 2012
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

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