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Startling New Figures on Child Obesity Demonstrate Urgent Need to Focus Health Reform Efforts on Improving Population Wellness and Prevention of Chronic Disease
Intervention Critical to Improving Affordability of Health Care and Boosting ProductivityWashington, D.C. (Apr. 7, 2009) - A new study illustrates that the obesity epidemic is affecting even the youngest Americans, as figures show that one in five four year olds living in the United States is
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Apr 7,2009
Report Shows Chronic Diseases among American Workers Are Significantly Decreasing Workplace Productivity and U.S. Global Competitiveness
Washington, D.C. (Apr. 2, 2009) -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today announced the release of a brief report, "The Burden of Chronic Disease on Business and U.S. Competitiveness," which outlines the significant and costly impact of chronic diseases in the workplace. The report
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Apr 2,2009
National Coalition Calls on Congress, Sebelius to Move Forward Comprehensive Health Care Reform that Addresses Chronic Disease
Favors Transparent, Open Process and Bipartisan ApproachWASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 31, 2009) - Today, as the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions committee holds its first confirmation hearing for HHS Secretary Nominee Governor Kathleen Sebelius, The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is
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Mar 31,2009
Congressional Hearings on Health Reform Must Focus on Ways to Attack the Number One Driver of Spending: Chronic Disease
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 10, 2009) - The health reform debate in Congress is heating up, as congressional committees are holding several hearings this week on the topic. Today, Ken Thorpe, executive director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, testified before the House Education and Labor
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Mar 10,2009
PFCD Executive Director Speaks at International Conference on Health Reform, Shares PFCD Message
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 9, 2009) - Executive Director of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Ken Thorpe spoke at The Galen Institute’s conference, "Lessons From Abroad for Health Reform in the U.S."Thorpe delivered the keynote address, "Update on policies and prospects for health reform," to a
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Mar 9,2009
Health Care Summit Signals Non-Partisan, Inclusive Approach to Health Reform
National Partnership Applauds Obama for Responding to Americans’ Call for Health ReformWASHINGTON, D.C. (Mar. 5, 2009) - As President Obama assembled a diverse group of stakeholders for his Health Care Summit, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease applauds the inclusive approach for developing
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Mar 5,2009
Statement of Ken Thorpe of The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease on Appointments of Governor Kathleen Sebelius to be HHS Secretary and Nancy-Ann Deparle to be Director of White House Office of Health Care Reform
"Governor Sebelius has a clear, substantive grasp of health care issues, and as a governor, has had to deal with most of the issues that fall under the responsibility of HHS. She understands the politics surrounding health care reform. She has been trying to do health care reform, with some success
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Mar 2,2009
Partnership Applauds President For Shining Light on True Cost Driver in Health Care -- Calls on CBO to Join the Effort
Chronic Disease Accounts for 75 Percent of Health Care Costs in the U.S.WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2009) - In his address to the nation President Obama was clear in his vision, forceful in his intent, but realistic about the challenges the country faces when it comes to health care reform. In
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Feb 25,2009
National Health Care Coalition Commends New Congress' Focus on Fighting Chronic Disease in House Stimulus Package:
Inclusion of Prevention and Disease Management Funding a Major Step ForwardWASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 27, 2009) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today lauded the U.S. House of Representatives for including chronic disease prevention and management initiatives in the economic stimulus
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Jan 28,2009
National Partnership Releases Principles for Meaningful Health Reform
Non-partisan group emphasizes economic imperative of addressing chronic disease crisisWASHINGTON, D.C. (Jan. 27, 2009) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today urged President Obama and Congress to make health reform a top priority, outlining the critical components of reform efforts
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Jan 27,2009