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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 PFCD is a
Press release
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
Press release
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
Global Study of 10,000 Women Reveals Deep Impact of Non-Communicable Diseases on Women and Families
 Arogya World Press ReleaseSeptember 23, 2014A new mobile phone and web-based survey of 10,000 women – Insights from 10,000 Women on the Impact of NCDs – in 10 countries around the world shows that nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of women surveyed say someone in their household
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Sep 23,2014
Action Needed to Better Accommodate Cancer Survivors in U.S. Workforce
PFCD and WellPoint Highlight Opportunities for Policymakers and EmployersWashington, D.C. (September 17, 2014) – During a lifetime, one in two men and one and three women will be diagnosed with cancer. Medical advances allowing earlier diagnosis and less taxing treatment regimens have not
Press release
Sep 18,2014
HHS awards more than $295 million in ACA funds to increase access to primary care at health centers
On September 12th, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced $295 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 1,195 health centers in every U.S. State, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin to expand primary care services.The
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Sep 15,2014
Health Care Innovation Awards to provide better health care and lower costs
From the US Department of Health and Human Services news room(July 9, 2014)  Today, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced new prospective awardees to test innovative care models, bringing the total amount of funding to as much as $360 million for 39 recipients
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Jul 9,2014