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Amended Chairman's Mark Sets Stage for "Hitting 'Bulls-eye' in Health Reform"
Date:10/9/2009

newly-released legislative comparison, "Hitting the 'Bulls-eye' in Health Reform: Controlling Chronic Disease to Reduce Cost and Improve Quality," which is available on the PFCD Web site, summarizes the unprecedented variety of reform initiatives aimed to improving chronic disease prevention and management. It also compares the various bills on PFCD's five policy priorities, "Ideas for Change," which state that meaningful health reform must:

  • Advance sustainable "next generation" chronic disease prevention, early intervention, and management models throughout the health care system and public health infrastructure
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and disease prevention and management in every community
  • Encourage and reward continuous advances in clinical practice and research that improve the quality of care for those with costly chronic diseases
  • Accelerate improvements in the quality and availability of health information technology (HIT) throughout the health care system
  • Reduce health disparities by focusing on barriers to good health

About the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease:

The PFCD is a national coalition of more than 120 patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs in the U.S.: poorly prevented and mismanaged chronic disease. For more information about the PFCD and its partners, please visit: http://www.fightchronicdisease.org.

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