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P.E.: As American as Apple Pie
From the Morning Consult, August 13, 2015By Joe MooreSupporting 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
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Aug 19,2015
Prevention could be the cure for high health costs
By Jim Landers, The Dallas Morning NewsAugust 10, 2015Chronic disease, much of it stemming from lifestyle choices, accounts for more than three-fourths of the money spent on health care. But precious little is spent to prevent it.Kenneth Thorpe is chairman of the Washington-based Partnership to
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Aug 12,2015
Facing the Future - PFCD India Newsletter, August 2015
What started out as an idea has today become a functional institution, with worldwide reach. With the same dedication, PFCD has been working in India over the last seven years in partnership with SPAG Asia, in order to end sustainable solutions to address the growing disease burden in the country.
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Aug 9,2015
New Virgin Pulse Survey Reveals 78 Percent of Employers are Adopting a More Holistic Approach to Employee Well-Being
7TH Annual Employee Wellbeing Month Kicks Off with New Data Exploring the Impact of Employee Well-being Programs on Workplace Culture(June 1, 2015) – Kicking off the 7th annual Employee Wellbeing Month (Twitter hashtag #EWM15), a month-long initiative designed to
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Jun 1,2015
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 PFCD is a
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Jan 24,2015
Study finds women prefer to work through breast cancer treatment
1.7 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, and as Dr. Julia Perkins Smith notes, each diagnosis comes with “complicated treatment decisions as well as life decisions, including whether to work while undergoing treatment.” While one might assume that patients with breast
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Dec 18,2014
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.""We know chronic disease is the premier health challenge of our time,"
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Oct 23,2014
Forum at OHSU Addresses Chronic Disease Impact and the Value of Prevention
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden and local experts to discuss strategies to better manage costly chronic diseasesPortland, OR (October 21, 2014) – Chronic, non-communicable diseases now account for more than 83 percent of the $3.8 trillion the U.S. spends on health care. In Medicare, 98 percent of program
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Oct 21,2014
America still weighs too much
From The Hill September 29, 2014 The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) recently issued their report on the state of obesity in America and there is enough good news in the report to view it as a glass half full. Unfortunately, the warning
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Sep 30,2014
Washington State Has the Opportunity to Lead on Addressing the Obesity Epidemic
From Seattle Business MagazineBy: Tommy G. Thompson, Former U.S. Health and Human Services SecretaryFirst the good news: Obesity rates increased in just six states in 2013 – and Washington was not one of them, according to a recently released report by the Trust for America’s
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Sep 29,2014