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Building Healthy Academic Communities across the U.S. to Prevent & Manage Chronic Conditions: A Panel Discussion

Nearly 2,200 Americans die each day from cardiovascular disease. One in four has a mental health problem, yet less than 25 percent receive treatment. One in three will have diabetes by 2050. Of every dollar spent on health care in the U.S., more than 75 cents is used to treat chronic disease. About 80 percent of heart disease, strokes and type 2 diabetes could be prevented through simple lifestyle changes. The health of our country is in crisis.

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Workplace Wellness Programs: Real Experiences Helping Americans Get Healthy in the Workplace

Luncheon Briefing

Please join us for an important educational session to provide more perspective on how bipartisan provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are providing new tools and incentives in the workplace for employees to improve their health. We are pleased to coordinate with the United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), Chairman Lamar Alexander and Ranking Member Patty Murray on this briefing.


Patients and Payment Reforms: Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Paying for Value Evolution

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Policymakers continue the quest for payment reforms that will transition our healthcare system to one that promotes value over volume.  As the recipients of healthcare, patients play a critical role in evaluating the quality of care delivered and outcomes achieved.  After all, delivering patient-centered care requires understanding and meeting the needs of the patient.


Chronic Disease Awareness Day at the Capitol

WHEN: March 5, 2015

WHERE: Old Supreme Court Chambers
200 W Colfax, Denver, CO


Briefing on improvements to Maryland’s health exchange marketplace

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) will hold a briefing on needed improvements to Maryland’s health care exchange. A new study by PFCD and a public opinion research poll sponsored by MedChi will provide new data and analysis of actual patient experiences and public perceptions around improving health care delivered through the exchange marketplace.


Chronic Disease & the New Healthcare Landscape in Iowa

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease invites you to join PFCD Policy Director Candace DeMatteis and a panel of experts as they discuss the healthcare exchange in Iowa and how it affects patients in the state living with chronic disease.

To RSVP, email Nate Prouty at NProuty@pubaffairsco.com.


Chronic Disease, Patient Protections and the ACA: Addressing Access and Affordability

Join us for a provocative healthcare discussion hosted by the national Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.  While enjoying a complimentary breakfast, learn from health policy experts, physicians and patient advocates how the ACA is impacting the accessibility and affordability of healthcare in California - and what patient protections must be addressed in 2015.


Connecticut Renews the Fight in Chronic Disease

Please join us in welcoming Ken Thorpe, Ph.D. Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease and co-director of Emory Center on Health Outcomes and Quality as he updates us on ongoing national efforts to address disease prevention and the treatment of chronic disease in the new healthcare exchanges.


Chronic Disease: Solving this Public Health Epidemic

Chronic, non-communicable diseases now account for more than 83 percent of the $3.8 trillion the US spends on health care. Not surprisingly the percentage is significantly higher among Medicare patients, with an increasing number of patients suffering from multiple chronic conditions.

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease joins with local Oregon leaders in the fight against chronic disease -- featuring the Oregon Medical Association, American Diabetes Association and One in Four Chronic Health -- to host an interactive discussion forum in Portland, Oregon, to examine the social and economic impact of chronic disease and explore efforts underway to solve this public health epidemic.


Obesity in America - what it means for our economy

Luncheon discussion regarding the obesity and its impact on the U.S. economy and health with an emphasis on Washington state. The event will examine work that is being done on a local level, national trends, and the role of government in this arena.

A panel discussion will feature:

  • Ken Thorpe, Ph.D, Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
  • Tommy G. Thompson, Former Governor of Wisconsin and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary
  • Dr. Lenna Liu, Seattle Children's Research Institute
  • Dr. Ellen Schur, UW Nutrition and Obesity Research Centre
  • Emily Cooper, Founder and Medical Director, Diabesity Research Foundation