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WHAT DO RISING CHRONIC DISEASE RATES MEAN FOR FLORIDA?

Projected total cost of chronic disease from 2016-2030 in Florida is $3 trillion. In 2015, 13.1 million people in Florida had at least 1 chronic disease, 5.6 million had 2 or more chronic diseases. Chronic disease could cost Florida $147 billion in medical costs and an extra $55.5 billion annually in lost employee productivity (average per year 2016-2030). WHITE PAPER: The Costly Chronic Disease Epidemic in Florida
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By Dr. Ronald Renuart Sr.
4/18/17
 
Chronic diseases are taking a serious toll on our nation and our state.
 
There are millions of Floridians — in fact, more than half of our citizens — who have at least one serious chronic...

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June 20, 2016 
The Florida Time-Union
By: Julio Fuentes
 

Even in a state with an economy as large as Florida’s, $3 trillion is no small chunk of change.
That is the cost of growing chronic disease rates...

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Jun 20, 2016

April 27, 2016 
The Miami Herald
By: Marisel Losa
 

Collaboration is key when it comes to working toward a solution. This is true for a number of issues, and community health is no exception.
The Health...

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Apr 27, 2016

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