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What the Election Means for Health Care
November 7, 2012With the election now in our rearview mirror and the President’s second term set to begin in January, it’s important to take a look at how this result will shape the healthcare landscape and, in particular, impact the fight against chronic disease.  With near certainty, the...
Nov 08, 2012
Possible Outcomes of Tuesday’s Election
November 1, 2012Until the results are known from next week’s election, implementation of the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance. Since the SCOTUS’ June ruling on the Affordable Care Act, states have been tasked with making a decision regarding their plans for a Medicaid expansion. So far,...
Nov 01, 2012
Determining Paths of Research
October 23, 2012As reported in this blog time and again, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease certainly understands and values the heavy burdens patients and providers alike have to take into consideration when vetting options for treating chronic disease.  It is for this reason PFCD...
Oct 25, 2012
NCDs Check-up Convened to Empower Collaboration and Motivate Change
October 18, 2012I had the opportunity to join an esteemed panel of health care and policy experts at The Washington Post this week for a panel event “The Check-up: Noncommunicable Diseases,” to revisit issues addressed last September at the United Nations summit on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)....
Oct 18, 2012
Debating Healthcare
October 10, 2012Last week ushered in the heart of campaign season with the first of three presidential debates held in Denver, CO. Healthcare, understandably, featured heavily in the proceedings, making its first appearance a mere six minutes into the 90 minute exchange of ideas and issue positions...
Oct 10, 2012
Appropriate Use of Medicines to Save Lives and Dollars
October 4, 2012A new study, “Advancing the Use of Medicines: Applying Levers for Change,” highlights the opportunity to save half a trillion dollars in global healthcare spending a year by supporting the appropriate use of medicines – making sure patients receive and use the right medicine at...
Oct 04, 2012
Advancing Solutions and Addressing Cultural Barriers to Prevent and Better Manage Chronic Disease
September 26, 2012Last Friday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), in collaboration with WellPoint, proudly participated in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2012 Health Braintrust, an in-depth discussion on effective programs and approaches for addressing health inequities...
Sep 27, 2012
Kaiser Permanente Colorado Drastically Improves Hypertension Control Among Its Members
September 19, 2012The Sacramento Bee reports that Kaiser Permanente Colorado received recognition from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for strides made in controlling hypertension among its members. Kaiser Permanente Colorado improved the percentage of its members...
Sep 21, 2012
Unnecessary Health Care Expenditures
September 11, 2012As reported in various sources last week including the Washington Post, the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recently convened a Committee to explore how health care practitioners and providers can learn from the central challenges facing health care today as a collaborative effort...
Sep 12, 2012
Controlling High Blood Pressure to Curb a Public Health Crisis
September 5, 2012USA Today reports on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control, “Getting Blood Pressure Under Control.” Efforts have been successful at educating the public about the risks of high blood pressure; however, people’s ability to successfully manage the...
Sep 05, 2012

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