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Turn the Page on Chronic Disease
Americans are dying from chronic disease, but a focus on prevention, innovation and care will go far. After rising steadily for decades, U.S. life expectancy has flat-lined for three consecutive years, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The study also
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Feb 8,2016
How to Get the Best Plan When You Have a Chronic Illness
U.S. News & World Report By Donna Fuscaldo Dec. 23, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. One in 2 Americans has a chronic condition that affects which plan is the right fit. Purchasing medical coverage on one of the health exchanges is complicated enough. Add a chronic illness to the mix, and it can be
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Dec 29,2015
PFCD On the Ground
Challenging Candidates to Think about Health Care Differently Presidential candidates are busy communicating their vision for the country. There’s no doubt this needs to include a vision for how to tackle the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs –
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Nov 3,2015
GOP Candidates Dive into the True Cost Drivers in Our Economy
Candidates hit the mark on costly chronic disease and its broad impact October 29, 2015 08:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) – an international coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor
In the news
Oct 29,2015
Patient-Centeredness, Comparative Effectiveness, and Value | Commentary
By Tony Coelho After five years of progress towards patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER), the Center for American Progress (CAP) threatens to unwind it by reviving the old debate over using CER to control medical spending. Proposals for Medicare and private payers to use CER
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Oct 20,2015
Wanted: a roadmap to tackle non-communicable diseases
KENNETH THORPE A report that will be released later this month underlines the need for an evidence-based action plan to treat NCDsSeptember brought good news for India. It emerged a top foreign investment destination, leaving behind the United States and China.It also showed an improvement on
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Oct 16,2015
130 Million Americans with Chronic Disease Cost More Than $2.5 Trillion Annually
CNN-Facebook debate poses opportunity to address major health care cost drivers impacting Americans and the economyCONTACT: Jennifer Burke301.801.9847Jennifer.burke@fightchronicdisease.orgOctober 13, 2015 04:05 PM Eastern Daylight TimeWASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Partnership to Fight Chronic
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Oct 13,2015
Presidential Hopefuls Must Address Leading Cause of Death in U.S.
Prevention and better management of chronic diseases imperative for next administration CONTACT: Jennifer Burke 301.801.9847 WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 7, 2015) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseasetoday called on all Presidential candidates to
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Oct 8,2015
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease of Nevada Launches Primary State Presidential Campaign
PFCD Nevada Calls on Presidential Candidates to Address Chronic Disease as a Major Health Issue Facing Nevada Residents RENO, Nev. (October 6, 2015) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) of Nevada – a broad coalition of state and local leaders representing patients, providers,
Press release
Oct 7,2015
Iowa Partnership will Highlight Chronic Disease during Presidential Campaign
Iowa Partnership will Highlight Chronic Disease during Presidential Campaign(Des Moines, IA)– A broad group of state and local leaders representing health, business, labor and faith will hold a press conference in downtown Des Moines to announce a renewed effort by the Partnership to Fight
Press release
Oct 7,2015