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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Testifies at DNC Platform Hearing
Calls for Health Care Platform to Address Rising Cost of Chronic IllnessCleveland, Ohio (August 1, 2008) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) testified today at the Democratic National Committee’s Platform Hearing in Cleveland. Mark Blum, PFCD Advisory Board member and Executive
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Aug 1,2008
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Commends Senate HELP Committee for Holding Hearings on Obesity, a Primary Risk Factor for Chronic Illness
Calls for Health Reform Efforts to Address This Driver of Cost, Disability, and DeathWASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2008) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) praises the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for making reducing rates of obesity a top health care
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Jul 23,2008
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Praises New Study on Value of Prevention
Calls for Future Health Reform Efforts to Address Cost of Chronic IllnessWASHINGTON, D.C. (July 17, 2008) - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) applauds Trust for America’s Health, and its partners, The Urban Institute, The New York Academy of Medicine, the Robert Wood Johnson
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Jul 17,2008
Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and Emory University Host National Leaders in Health Care at Symposium: Fighting Chronic Disease: The Missing Link in Health Care Reform
Half-Day Event Puts Spotlight on Chronic Disease and Its Ties to Americans' Health Care Priorities; Release of Compendium of Model Programs to Help Guide Changes in Policy(WASHINGTON) - As voters focus increasingly on presidential candidates' health care proposals, the Partnership to Fight Chronic
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Jun 5,2008
PFCD: New World Health Organization Report Underlines Seriousness of the Chronic Disease Crisis
Chronic conditions are now the chief cause of death globally, according to WHOThe Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today called on health care leaders and policymakers in the U.S. to lead the global fight against chronic disease in response to the World Health Organization’s release of
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May 20,2008
PFCD Responds to Sen. McCain’s Speech on Health Care
April 29, 2008 -- In response to the health care proposals U.S. Senator John McCain released today, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Executive Director Ken Thorpe issued the following statement:"Sen. McCain is right to focus his attention on the rising cost of health care and we applaud his
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Apr 29,2008
PFCD Praises the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Leaders’ Project on the State of American Health Care
April 24, 2008 -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) (www.fightchronicdisease.org) today applauded the launch of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Leaders’ Project on the State of American Health Care, a project that will primarily be centered around four symposia held at the academic
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Apr 24,2008
New Jersey Leaders Join Forces to Battle Chronic Disease
National Coalition to Tackle Number One Cause of Death and Disability(TRENTON - April 15, 2008) - Stressing the major toll that chronic diseases take on the state's health care system, a broad, bipartisan coalition of influential New Jersey residents in the health care, business, labor and faith
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Apr 15,2008
PFCD Executive Director Ken Thorpe Testifies Before House Subcommittee
Calls on Congress for Greater Investment in Public Health, Especially for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management WASHINGTON, D.C. [Feb. 14, 2008] - Today Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Executive Director Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor,
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Feb 14,2008
Study Suggesting That Prevention of Obesity and Smoking Doesn't Cost Less Defies Reality
A Healthier America is a Less Expensive AmericaWASHINGTON, D.C. [Feb. 7, 2008] - The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) called the new finding from Netherlands' National Institute for Public Health and the Environment that prevention of obesity and smoking mortalities may not reduce long-
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Feb 7,2008

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