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PFCD and WellPoint Explore Opportunities to Prevent Long-Term Care Placement and Address Challenging Risk Factors
Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2013) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, taking on issues pertaining to long-term care (LTC) facilities. This co-sponsored briefing is part of an ongoing collaboration focused on raising important
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Jun 26,2013
Addressing the More Immediate Cost Drivers in Medicare
 From The Huffington PostBy Kenneth Thorpe, Executive Director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic DiseaseJune 10, 2013There are admirable efforts taking place today to reduce the rate of childhood obesity. More attention is being paid to school lunch programs, contents of school vending
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Jun 11,2013
Employees place a premium on culture of wellness but employers still struggle to communicate and measure the effectiveness of programs, according to new Virgin Healthmiles Survey
Survey kicks off Fifth Annual National Employee Wellness Month, examines how culture and communication shape happiness and engagement of employeesThe Business of Healthy Employees: A Survey of Workplace Health PrioritiesFramingham, Mass.-- (June 3, 2013) – A new survey of approximately 1,
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Jun 3,2013
The Economic Impact of Medicare Part D on Congestive Heart Failure
From The American Journal of Managed CareMay 14, 2013Medicare Part D has had important implications for patient outcomes and treatment costs among beneficiaries with congestive heart failure (CHF). This study finds that improved medication adherence associated with expansion of drug coverage under
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May 21,2013
PFCD Kicks off 5th Annual National Employee Wellness Month
Initiative Provides Companies With the Know How to Improve Employee HealthWashington, DC -- Today, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is pleased to kick off the 5th Annual National Employee Wellness Month. Founded in 2009, National Employee Wellness Month is an annual campaign designed to
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Apr 24,2013
America’s Hotspot: 27 Percent of Americans with Multiple Chronic Conditions Account for Two Thirds of Health Care Costs
Over Half of Medicare Beneficiaries Have Five or More Chronic ConditionsWASHINGTON, DC – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease released a white paper today on one of the most pressing challenges facing our health care system today -- how to care effectively for the significant and growing number
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Apr 23,2013
Finding Solutions in the Management of Multiple Chronic Conditions
 From AMN Healthcare NewsBy Jennifer Larson, contributorApril 11, 2013 - Effectively managing one chronic condition is challenging. Double or triple that number, and that’s when chronic disease management really gets complicated--for patients and providers.Unfortunately, the situation is
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Apr 19,2013
Value of Employee Wellness Programs
From the Huffington PostMarch 18, 2013Written by Kenneth Thorpe in partnership with Mary Grealy, President, Healthcare Leadership CouncilAre employee wellness programs good investments for employers?The intuitive answer to that program would be a strong yes. Logic would say that keeping workforces
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Mar 18,2013
Kenneth E. Thorpe - Hearing On Strengthening Medicare for Today and the Future
February 27, 2013Statement of Kenneth E. Thorpe, PhD at the Senate Special Committee on Aging Hearing On Strengthening Medicare for Today and the FutureVirtually all the spending in the Medicare program is associated with chronically ill patients.  Yet despite the central role
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Feb 27,2013
PFCD briefing highlights need for focus on chronic disease prevention and management in Medicare reform and benefits working to promote healthy aging
Washington, D.C. (December 11, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, emphasizing the critical link between chronic conditions, rising Medicare costs, and quality of life for seniors. The briefing, titled “Medicare & Health Care Savings:
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Dec 11,2012