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Transforming Healthcare One Employee at a Time
From the PhRMA Catalyst blogKen 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
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May 30,2014
Former HHS Secretary, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease call on Congress to pass Treat and Reduce Obesity Act
  May 5, 2014 (RALEIGH, N.C.) - Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, the Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, today called on Congress to approve legislation mandating the coverage of obesity medicines under
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May 5,2014
Fight obesity with Medicare
 From the Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 15, 2014Obesity drugs should be covered to slow the rate of chronic diseasesMore than nine months after the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, we still are not using all of the tools available to help reduce this costly —
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Apr 16,2014
Sixth annual National Employee Wellness Month to be held in June 2014, companies invited to pledge support
Virgin Pulse Partners with STOP Obesity Alliance, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WorldatWork to Encourage Companies to Support Employee Wellness, Create Cultures of HealthFramingham, Mass.– (March 25, 2014) – This June will mark the sixth annual National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM,
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Mar 26,2014
Don't Rush to Judgment: Medical Homes Can Improve Outcomes, Save Lives
 From the Huffington PostMarch 20, 2014We live in an age of immediacy, fueled by 24/7 news cycles and a robust social media environment. We find humor in watching a cat chase a laser pointer, but our pursuit of the new and shiny is no less present. One negative review can lead people to
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Mar 26,2014
10,000 Women's Perspectives on NCDs - A New Global Survey from Arogya World
 From PR NewswireMarch 6, 2014Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action Explores Impact of NCDs on WomenNEW YORK, March 6, 2014 -- Arogya World, with partner organizations from multiple sectors, announced today, in advance of International Women's Day, the
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Mar 7,2014
Reducing the number-one cause of death and disability—chronic disease
Listen to Ken Thorpe's interviewViewpoints of Innovative Healthcare Leaders is a biweekly audio podcast series featuring interviews with innovative healthcare leaders from many disciplines discussing today's national health and wellness issues.Debuting March 5th, Viewpoints features a four-part
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Mar 6,2014
New Report Finds More Than $1.3 Billion in Savings through Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
 From the American Diabetes Association news roomFebruary 24, 2014The American Diabetes Association and YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), in collaboration with the American Medical Association (AMA), released important new research today examining HR 962/S 452, the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (
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Feb 26,2014
The YMCA of San Juan, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and PhRMA join forces to prevent obesity and other chronic diseases
An important collaboration was announced today at an event held at the YMCA of San Juan. This partnership will help improve and activate programs for children, adults, and seniors at the YMCA of San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico, February 18, 2014- The fact that adequate management of chronic diseases
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Feb 18,2014
Hunger, Poor Nutrition Lead to Chronic Disease
Processed food is inexpensive, filling and widely available. So, while low-income Americans typically can get something to eat, they may not get enough nutrients from fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods they need to remain healthy.That lack of nutrients can often lead to chronic disease, an
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Feb 10,2014