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.
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.
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.
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.
Join the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and WellPoint for an in-depth discussion about strategies and tools for understanding the risk factors for long-term care (LTC) placement and which care management programs may prevent LTC placement – especially among the population of high-risk, elderly Medicaid beneficiaries.
Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, will lead a webinar to discuss multiple chronic conditions (MCC) and public policy. Dr. Thorpe will describe the current policy landscape regarding MCC health services and the Affordable Care Act and entitlement reform.
National Employee Wellness Month is an annual initiative that helps business leaders learn how companies are successfully engaging employees in healthy lifestyles. It showcases how prevention, coupled with supportive social communities like the workplace, can improve employee health and productivity, lower healthcare costs, and create a healthy workplace culture.
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The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability and...