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Health Care Reform to be Top of Mind in 2012
December 20, 2011It's been almost a month since the Super Committee announced their stalemate on how best to reduce our national deficit. With no end in sight and the future of public health care programs in jeopardy, Democrats and Republicans alike are taking to the presidential campaign trail to...
Dec 20, 2011
Making Prevention a Priority
December 5, 2011Last week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that coverage will be added for preventive services to reduce obesity. The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds CMS’s announcement which is a big step in the right direction towards...
Dec 06, 2011
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Keynotes PFCD Panel Discussion to Promote Adoption of Health IT
November 17, 2011Earlier this week, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted “Health Information Technology: An Invaluable Tool for Managing Chronic Diseases” at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. We were honored to have Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) keynote the briefing. Senator...
Nov 18, 2011
NCD prevention in India: setting an example for low-cost interventions in emerging and developing economies
November 14, 2011
By Ashok MalikEarlier this month, India Health Progress (IHP), an advocacy and research organisation, and PFCD co-hosted a roundtable discussion in New Delhi on the “Growing Social and Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in India”.A variety of voices were heard at the...
Nov 14, 2011
Medicare Has Lower Than Expected Premium Increases
November 9, 2011As the November 23 deadline for the Super Committee fast approaches, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease continues to advocate for reforms that strengthen Medicare and Medicaid while pulling costs from the system.  There is a lot at stake for the future of these programs,...
Nov 10, 2011
Looking Ahead to an Unpredictable Future
November 1, 2011The tumultuous economic and political environment adds to the uncertainty many Americans face in planning for their futures. . Challenges in the job market and financial instability add to concerns about rising health care costs and the ability to afford quality care, ...
Nov 01, 2011
Weekly Roundup: Eyeing the Solutions
October 21, 2011We have often said on this blog and in other forums that providing long-term, preventive solutions is critical to curbing the escalating health care costs currently driven by chronic disease. That’s why it’s encouraging to see in this week’s news inside and outside of the Beltway...
Oct 21, 2011
The global burden of NCDs - our future public health legacy?
October 19, 2011By Ashok MalikHow do you measure the toll of premature deaths from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) like lung diseases, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer?In September, New York hosted the United Nations summit on NCDs. Just before the New York event, the World Economic...
Oct 19, 2011
Chronic Disease Prevention is the Key to Lowering U.S. Healthcare Costs
October 17, 2011Last week, I participated in a policy summit hosted by the National Journal entitled “The Cost Equation: Affordable, Efficient and High Quality Care for Improved Outcomes,” where I gathered with several of respected thought leaders to discuss the ongoing issues our health care...
Oct 17, 2011
Prevention Measures Making a Difference
October 13, 2011The critical nature of prevention is gaining support and health care measures aimed at some of the most vulnerable, and costly, populations are starting to take hold as Americans grapple with the most effective approaches to achieving and sustaining long-term wellness. On...
Oct 14, 2011

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