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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
In the news
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
In the news
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
In the news
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
Public and Private Sector Efforts Required to Realize Productivity Gains in U.S.
New Data Highlights Vast Opportunity for Prevention and Wellness EffortsWashington, D.C. (June 26, 2014) – The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a briefing today to examine the impact of chronic, non communicable disease and look beyond just
Press release
Jun 26,2014
Healthcare data: consultation to accelerate improvements in quality and value
Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) has joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a request for input from stakeholders on “ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of healthcare data, while maintaining and strictly protecting patient privacy. " The Senators welcome input from
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Jun 16,2014
Improved Medication Adherence is Major Opportunity for Change in State Healthcare Systems
White Paper Details Strategic Approach to Improve Health at Lower Costs(June 3, 2014) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), along with Prescriptions for a Healthy America and My Campaign Group, has released a white paper on one of the many challenges facing our health care system –
Press release
Jun 3,2014
Virgin Pulse Survey Reveals Investing in Employees’ Well-Being Drives Engagement, Company Culture and Recruitment
From the Fort Mill TimesJune 2, 2014In tandem with the launch of the sixth annual National Employee Wellness Month, Virgin Pulse has released the results of “The Business of Healthy Employees 2014: A Survey of Workplace Health Priorities,” unveiling how organizations are turning disengaged
Press release
Jun 2,2014

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