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Past Events


Addressing Our Senior Obesity Crisis

Please join us Wednesday April 9th for a forum addressing our senior obesity crisis.

Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Location:  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Lecture Room 6 – 4th Floor
Refreshments will be provided


Innovations in Workplace and Community Wellness: Navigating the New Terrain

This year to commemorate National Workplace Wellness Week, the Chamber’s event - "Innovations in Workplace and Community Wellness: Navigating the New Terrain” – will be held on April 7th from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters in Washington D.C.

PFCD Chairman Ken Thorpe will be moderating a panel discussion on The Business Case for Equity of Care Health. This panel will focus on equities and outcomes based disparities: transitioning from health disparities to health equity; and achieving better health at a lower cost by understanding how outcomes vary throughout regions.


Come to the Table Summit

On Feb. 27, 2014, ProMedica and the Alliance are holding Come to the Table, a half-day summit in Washington, D.C., to encourage other healthcare organizations to also address hunger as a health issue and federal legislators to protect food-related programs and policies.


Innovative Support Programs for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

While biomedical innovations in cancer treatment have increased survival rates, and in many cases enhanced the quality of life, there is still an increasing shift of patient care from the inpatient to the outpatient settings. Those changes mean patients, caregivers, employers, and payors are playing new roles in cancer treatment and recovery. These shifts in care settings place an increased burden of care outside the formal health care system and raise important policy implications, especially as the toll of chronic diseases in the U.S. continues to accelerate and impact our economy.


Addressing Obesity in America: live Q&A

Topic 1: The health and social impact of obesity to America

Kenneth Thorpe (Chairman, PFCD)


Addressing Obesity in America: Economics and Impact on Diverse Patient Communities

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is pleased to convene this important half-day program that will engage the region’s diverse health care and public policy stakeholders to address the obesity epidemic. The PFCD believes that addressing obesity in America is a national priority, and by doing so, we can improve health outcomes and save billions of dollars by better managing and preventing obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases. The panelists will discuss the many facts of obesity’s impact on our society, in particular, the cost of obesity to California and the complexities of diabetes, diversity and disparities.


Obesity In America: What It Means For Wisconsin's Economy and Seniors

Speakers included former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary and Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson and PFCD Chairman Dr. Kenneth Thorpe.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

WHERE: Monona Terrace, 1 John Nolen Dr, Madison, WI 53703



Access to the best care and prevention: fighting chronic disease in Turkey

September 24th, 2013
Ortakoy Princess Hotel in Istanbul


Recognizing Obesity as a Disease

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) believes that addressing obesity in America is a national priority and in doing so, we can save billions of dollars by better managing and preventing obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases.

PFCD invites you to join our esteemed panel of experts for what is certain to be a spirited discussion around this timely issue.


Innovative Care Delivery Models for Medicare Patients

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) and ThinkWellPoint are hosting a Capitol Hill briefing to showcase successful and replicable care delivery models, with an emphasis on those that have improved the health outcomes and quality of life for seniors living with multiple chronic diseases. The event will feature WellPoint’s integrated CareMore model. CareMore provides Medicare patients with coordinated and integrated care that allows them to better manage chronic conditions while controlling costs. Recently, the program has expanded from the West Coast to Virginia and New York.