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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 Efforts Washington, 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
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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 –
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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
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Jun 2,2014
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