Health Policy

New research shows Iowa health exchange would benefit from improvements

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 23, 2015 -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) released a public opinion poll of Iowa health care leaders and a new study analyzing the impact of increased cost sharing on patient adherence to prescription medications. The research released at the Capitol was focused on how the Iowa healthcare exchange could be improved to help patients better understand their insurance options.

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Wyden weighs in on 'premier health care challenge of our time' at OHSU forum

"We know chronic disease is the premier health challenge of our time," said Sen. Ron Wyden at a public forum hosted by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease entitled "Chronic Disease — Solving the Public Health Epidemic."

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Pills for a healthy nation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faces significant challenges in trying to reinvigorate India’s economy back to the robust growth it enjoyed a few years ago.

To Mr Modi’s credit, one of his often-expressed goals is to build a stronger healthcare system for India and invest significant resources in improving people’s health.

The key to success in this effort will, of course, be in the concrete steps that are taken to reduce the rate of non-communicable diseases.

Read the full article from the Asian Age.

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Public and Private Sector Efforts Required to Realize Productivity Gains in U.S.

New Data Highlights Vast Opportunity for Prevention and Wellness Efforts

Washington, D.C. (June 26, 2014) – The Congressional Wellness Caucus and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a briefing today to examine the impact of chronic, non communicable disease and look beyond just medical costs to more holistically consider total productivity, particularly among the federal workforce.

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Healthcare data: consultation to accelerate improvements in quality and value

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) has joined Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in a request for input from stakeholders on “ideas that will enhance the availability and utility of healthcare data, while maintaining and strictly protecting patient privacy.

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Improved Medication Adherence is Major Opportunity for Change in State Healthcare Systems

(June 3, 2014) The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), along with Prescriptions for a Healthy America and My Campaign Group, has released a white paper on one of the many challenges facing our health care system – medication adherence and how to empower people to more effectively and efficiently manage their chronic conditions.

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Transforming Healthcare One Employee at a Time

Ken Thorpe, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)

Businesses know the impact of poor health and see first hand how some communities are affected more than others. Truly improving health takes time, effort and investment from all of us. With one out of two Americans having at least one chronic condition, the costs of chronic disease are staggering and affect every community, every business, and every person.

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How to reduce healthcare costs through better medication adherence for people suffering from chronic disease

Bending the Healthcare Cost Curve through Better Medication Adherence for People Suffering from Chronic Disease is a white paper prepared for the Democratic Governors Association by Prescriptions for a Healthy America and the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease with policy guidance and editing provided by My Campaign Group.

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Former HHS Secretary, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease call on Congress to pass Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

May 5, 2014 (RALEIGH, N.C.) - Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, the Chairman of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, today called on Congress to approve legislation mandating the coverage of obesity medicines under Medicare.

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Fight obesity with Medicare

Obesity drugs should be covered to slow the rate of chronic diseases

More than nine months after the American Medical Association declared obesity a disease, we still are not using all of the tools available to help reduce this costly — and deadly — condition.

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