Did you know that more than 3 out 4 federal workers has at least one chronic condition? That less than a third is currently being treated? That productivity losses just for the federal workforce amount to more than $6 billion a year and the equivalent of 26,000 people not showing up at work each day? The costs of chronic diseases clearly extend well beyond the costs of medical care.
Healthy company cultures drive productivity and engagement. With these issues and healthcare costs directly impacting the bottom line, National Employee Wellness Month highlights the workplace’s role in helping create healthy employees, and how they’ll mold a better business. This important month helps business leaders learn how to successfully engage employees by creating healthy cultures that improve their well-being while boosting engagement and productivity and lowering healthcare costs.
Join former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy G. Thompson and Director of the Michigan Department of Community Health, James K. Haveman for a news conference on obesity awareness:
Wednesday, June 18 2014 Michigan Capitol Building, 110 S. Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933 Speakers Library (Third Floor, at the end of the West Corridor)
The Chinatown YMCA is hosting a health fair on June 13th for senior citizens and the community at large, as a part of the celebration around the PhRMA funded Chinese translation of the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program materials. The YMCA have invited some community partners such as the Partnership for a Healthier NY, Whole Foods, and the Charles B Wang Community Center to share information on diabetes awareness.
Healthcare is moving towards paying for quality, but what does that really mean? You are invited to join the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) for a webinar and conference call discussion to learn more and share your opinions on what good health and high quality care mean to you.
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.
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.
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.
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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...