Chronic Disease Prevention Deserves Priority in Presidential Campaign

Better overall health care can be a key driver for U.S. economy

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease issued the following statement following last night’s Republican Presidential debate:

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What Americans Need to Live a Longer and Healthier Life

From Newsweek
September 14, 2015
By Kenneth Thorpe, C
hairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

America's seniors ought to wish Medicare a happy 50th birthday. Continued improvements to the federal health care insurance program cut the Medicare patient mortality rate 16 percent—the equivalent of 300,000 deaths per year—from 1999 to 2013.

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Pricey, effective new drugs save lives and cut medical costs

Drug prices are costing us all but pharmaceuticals pay huge dividends by avoiding far more expensive disease complications.

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P.E.: As American as Apple Pie

From the Morning Consult, August 13, 2015
By Joe Moore

Supporting P.E. in grades K through 12 is one of the most patriotic things you can do.

That’s right. Because supporting physical education in America’s schools is among the most effective steps we can take to ensure that in the coming decades our military will have enough physically fit recruits in times of national crisis. It’s also an essential way to secure the future health of our nation.

Yes. Your kids’ P.E. teachers are national leaders. And you need to support their efforts.

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New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released a public opinion poll of Iowa health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient adherence to prescription medications. The research released at the Capitol was focused on how the Iowa healthcare exchange could be improved to help patients better understand their insurance options.

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Wyden weighs in on 'premier health care challenge of our time' at OHSU forum

"We know chronic disease is the premier health challenge of our time," said Sen. Ron Wyden at a public forum hosted by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease entitled "Chronic Disease — Solving the Public Health Epidemic."

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Public and Private Sector Efforts Required to Realize Productivity Gains in U.S.

New Data Highlights Vast Opportunity for Prevention and Wellness Efforts

Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2014) – The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a briefing today to examine the impact of chronic, non communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce.

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Healthcare data: consultation to accelerate improvements in quality and value

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) has joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a request for input from stakeholders on “ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of healthcare data, while maintaining and strictly protecting patient privacy.

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Improved Medication Adherence is Major Opportunity for Change in State Healthcare Systems

(June 3, 2014) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), along with Prescriptions for a Healthy America and My Campaign Group, has released a white paper on one of the many challenges facing our health care system – medication adherence and how to empower people to more effectively and efficiently manage their chronic conditions.

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Transforming Healthcare One Employee at a Time

Ken Thorpe, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)

Businesses know the impact of poor health and see first hand how some communities are affected more than others. Truly improving health takes time, effort and investment from all of us. With one out of two Americans having at least one chronic condition, the costs of chronic disease are staggering and affect every community, every business, and every person.

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