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When Trade Talks Can Cure Disease
By Kenneth E. Thorpe 1/19/18   The Trump administration is pressing forward with Nafta renegotiations. America's trade representatives tried to resolve their disagreements with their Mexican and Canadian counterparts in informal meetings throughout December. A sixth round of talks will
OP-ED
Jan 26,2018
Press Release: Alzheimer’s Disease to Cost U.S. up to $7.7 Trillion by 2030
Alzheimer’s care and caregiver costs demand greater efforts towards early detection, innovation   January 25, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) projects the cumulative total cost of Alzheimer’s
Press release
Jan 25,2018
Statement from Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Chairman Dr. Kenneth Thorpe on the Confirmation of HHS Secretary Alex Azar
"The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) congratulates Alex Azar on his confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services, and affirms our commitment to working with him to ensure our health care system works effectively to promote health and well-being in America. Secretary Azar
Press release
Jan 25,2018
What Happens If Half of Today's Children Are Obese at Age 35
As obesity continues to rise in the United States, the epidemic will have a devastating effect on the future health of Americans and their healthcare system.   12/13/17   By Shawn Radcliffe   More than half of current children and teens in the United States could be obese
In the news
Dec 14,2017
The missing Alzheimer's pill
12/13/2017   By David H. Freedman   When it comes to some of the biggest diseases America faces in the future, our drug system is set up to fail. What needs to happen?   If there’s a dream of what a new drug is supposed to do, it might look something like Kalydeco. In
In the news
Dec 14,2017
Alzheimer’s Disease to Cost U.S. up to $7.7 Trillion by 2030
Alzheimer’s health care and caregiver cost impact far greater than meets the eye   November 20, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) Recent research data developed by IHS Markit on behalf of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) projects the cumulative total cost of Alzheimer’s
Press release
Nov 20,2017
Increasing Co-occurrence of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease Demands Greater Awareness to Save Lives and Health Care Dollars
People with type 2 diabetes more than twice as likely to develop cardiovascular disease, lower life expectancy   November 9, 2017 (Washington, D.C.) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted an important health observance briefing to raise awareness of the co-occurrence
Press release
Nov 9,2017
The United States Can Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities By Focusing On Chronic Diseases
By Kenneth Thorpe, Kathy Ko Chin, Yanira Cruz, Marjorie A. Innocent, and Lillian Singh   Health Affairs Blog 8/17/17   “It is natural to ask whether rising gaps in income might be associated with widening gaps in health and longevity between rich and poor Americans,
In the news
Aug 17,2017
Bringing Exercise Into the Discussion on Mental Health
By Helen DurkinRealClear HealthChronic mental health conditions are increasingly prevalent across the United States. That’s the take-away finding of a recent study commissioned by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). 17 percent of adults in the U.S. are
In the news
Jul 28,2017
Chronic Disease Legislation Critical for Path Forward in Health Care
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2017) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today made the following statement on H.R. 3168 and H.R. 3178, “Medicare Part B Improvement Act of 2017”
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Jul 18,2017

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