The Almanac of Chronic Disease is the ultimate reference guide on rising rates of chronic disease, and how they are impacting health, health care spending, and economic growth in the U.S.

The 2009 edition combines peer-reviewed data and commentary from national health care leaders and policy experts to provide the most comprehensive collection of current information on this critical issue, as well as guidance on the options for making improvements through changes in individual, community and national action.

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The 2008 "Almanac of Chronic Disease" presents comprehensive facts that characterize the crisis of chronic disease and how it is contributing to problems with access, affordability and quality of care. In five chapters, we provide information and commentary by health care experts and advisory board members from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, on:

  • The human cost of chronic disease;
  • The economic of chronic disease;
  • The costs of chronic disease tomorrow;
  • Opportunities for improvement; and
  • Public understanding of the problem.


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