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Michigan’s “Prescription for Health” is a Powerful Tool in the #Fight4Health
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is joining the #Fight4Health with a new program targeting patients with chronic diseases. The program will encourage and enable healthier choices with the goal of establishing habits that will not only lower health care costs but also increase productivity in the...
Jan 08, 2016
An Important Investment in the #Fight4Health
Tar Heels Take a Step in the Right Direction to Lowering Health Care Costs Some North Carolina communities are making health a priority for the months and years ahead, investing $450,000 in the “Healthy People, Health Carolinas,” project. Chronic disease accounts for 86 cents of every...
Jan 08, 2016
State of The Union 2016 | Predictions
As President Obama prepares for his final State of the Union address next week and presidential campaigns continue to heat up, we offer our elected officials and the candidates a new perspective in the discussion on health care. Too often conversations about health care transition instantly to cost...
Jan 08, 2016
New Year’s Resolution for Candidates: #Fight4Health
It’s 2016 and that means most of us are sitting around watching football and talking about how much healthier we will be in 2016, how many more books we will read, how organized we will be. The New Year provides us all with a fresh start to do things better.    This year also...
Jan 04, 2016
What Politicians Can Learn from the Oklahoma City Mayor
  “Let’s go on a diet.” That is what Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett told his city after several years on the Men’s Fitness list of the fattest cities. Politico reports, “Mick Cornett had been mayor of the city for three years when he noticed that...
Dec 23, 2015
​Family Holiday Edition: Facts About the #fight4health​
The holidays tend to lead to lots of family conversations (often debates) about everything from the latest movies and TV shows to the latest diet trends to work to politics. If Uncle Fred or Aunt Mary this year bring up how expensive health care is, you should wow them with some facts about the...
Dec 22, 2015
Calling on Candidates to Address Cost of Chronic Disease
Monday, December 14, 2015   As Republican presidential candidates prepare for their final debate of 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease is calling on candidates to address the growing threat of chronic disease. There’s been a lot of rhetoric...
Dec 10, 2015
Healthy Holidays
As the holiday season kicks off this week so begins several weeks of festivities, family, and food. When the dinner table discussion turns to current events and health care costs, you can impress your family members by sharing the startling fact that chronic disease accounts for 86 cents of every...
Nov 24, 2015
Latest Democratic Debate Falls on World Diabetes Day
  This Saturday, November 14, as we mark World Diabetes Day, it’s absolutely vital that we acknowledge the incredible toll this chronic disease has on the United States and identify steps to fighting for our health – our individual health and our economic health. At the Partnership to...
Nov 12, 2015
Saving the Schoolyard
Keep Gym in Schools and #Fight4Health We often hear about the new, fun, young office environments where employees are encouraged to take occasional breaks. The offices have game rooms, basketball courts, soccer fields, and ample space for employees to get a mental and physical break from...
Nov 03, 2015

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