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The Link Between Fiscal Health and Population Wellness
 From the Huffington PostDecember 11, 2012By Kenneth Thorpe - Chairman, The Partnership to Fight Chronic DiseaseAs I've closely watched the back-and-forth negotiations over how to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, I've been struck that the discussions are missing a key element. When
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Dec 11,2012
Can Technology Stop the Pain and Cost of Chronic Disease?
Panelists explore how technology can play a role in overall patient healthSAN JOSE—The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a special forum today focused on the challenges chronic, non-communicable disease present to California and the United States. The forum, “Chronic Disease: A
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Nov 29,2012
Refocusing on Health Care Opportunities That Can Make a Real Impact
From the Huffington PostNovember 16, 2012Now that the campaign smoke has cleared, we can expect a refocusing of the nation's arguments from the question of who will get elected to what will be done about hot-button issues like health care. Expect pitched debates to begin imminently on battlegrounds
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Nov 19,2012
PFCD and WellPoint Hill briefing underscores commitment to quality health care delivery and providers
Washington, D.C.  (November 13, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP) hosted a Capitol Hill briefing today, demonstrating their commitment to proactively identifying and advancing solutions to support health care providers in
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Nov 13,2012
WHO Member States make progress on noncommunicable diseases
From WHO Media Centre9 NOVEMBER 2012 | GENEVA - The first-ever global monitoring framework to combat several of the world’s biggest killers has been agreed this week by WHO Member States. The framework comprises nine voluntary global targets and 25 indicators to prevent and control diseases
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Nov 9,2012
Kenneth Thorpe and Robert Egge: Alzheimer's adds to health-care challenge
From the El Paso Times November 4, 2012 The aging of America presents many significant health- care challenges, but one of the largest threats for which solutions are lacking is the public-health crisis of Alzheimer's disease. With National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National
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Nov 8,2012
Assuring Post-Acute Care Treatment for Medicare Beneficiaries
Health Affairs BlogBy Ken ThorpeA federal judge in Vermont may soon act to approve a proposed settlement in a national class action suit, Jimmo v. Sebelius. In the case, the plaintiffs argue that Medicare contractors and administrative officials have been denying nursing and therapy services for
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Oct 31,2012
Pharmaceutical Industry Influences Practice and Guidelines
 In an interview with Medscape News last week, Ken Thorpe provided commentary on behalf of PFCD for an article being published in response to a recent Annals of Family Medicine study. The study’s authors concluded the pharmaceutical industry plays too large of a role in influencing care
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Sep 28,2012
CBO Scoring Shortchanges Preventive Healthcare Spending
 From HealthLeaders MediaSeptember 26, 2012Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) has a bone to pick with the Congressional Budget Office, the independent, nonpartisan agency that performs economic and budget analysis for government programs.Congress relies on the CBO's analyses in making policy
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Sep 27,2012
PFCD and WellPoint collaborate at Annual Congressional Black Caucus Convention to underscore importance of addressing chronic diseases
Washington, D.C.  (September 21, 2012) – The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE: WLP), today proudly participated in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2012 Health Braintrust, an in-depth discussion on effective programs and approaches for
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Sep 26,2012