Chronic Disease: A Common Sense Approach to Solving Complex Health Issues

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT
Hotel Sainte Claire, San Jose, CA

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and rising health care costs: chronic disease. The forum on November 27th will include discussion of the Chronic Disease Challenge in California and the Nation, Achieving Healthy Changes: How technology can transform healthcare, a moderated discussion reacting to the presentations from perspective of public programs/employers and a motivational health talk, Your Best Life.


  • Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, Wired Magazine
  • Dr. Travis Stork, Healthy Lifestyle Author; Emergency Room Physician and Host, “The Doctors”
  • Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Medical Officer, Safeway
  • Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions
  • Dr. Julie Andersen, Professor and Researcher, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
  • Dr. John Farquhar, MD, Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Founder and Senior Faculty Member, Stanford Prevention Research Center
  • Sandra Perez, Director, California Office of the Patient Advocate
  • Micah Weinberg, Senior Policy Advisor, Bay Area Council

Kenneth Thorpe, PhD., Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Robert W. Woodruff Professor Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs For more information, please visit or if you have questions, contact Jason Dumont at (916) 658-0144 or


Chronic Disease: A Common-sense Approach to Solving Complex Health Issues