Aims to Draw Attention to Connecticut's Growing Burden of Chronic Disease and Promote Reform Needed to Address Health Costs and Economic Loss Caused by Crisis
HARTFORD, Conn., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- National and state health care experts, civic leaders, and business owners are joining to launch a Partnership to call for comprehensive health and economic reform to address the growing crisis of chronic disease here in Connecticut and across the nation.
Who: State Senator Paul R. Doyle (D) Connecticut 9th District Majority Whip and Chairman, Human Services Committee Ken Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director of PFCD National; Professor and Chair at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and former Deputy Asst. Secretary for the US Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS) David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP Co-Chair, PFCD CT Chapter and Dir. Yale University Prevention Research Center Samantha L. Heller, MS RD CDN Co-Chair, PFCD CT Chapter and Registered Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist Paul A. Bluestein, MD Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, ConnectiCare, Inc. & Affiliates Daniel Torres (presenting in Spanish) President, Latino American Chamber of Commerce of Connecticut, Inc. What: The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a national and state-based coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, business and labor groups, is holding a press conference to announce the formation of its Connecticut Chapter, discuss research findings, and talk about positive action to address this crisis in the context of health and economic reform. When: Wed., April 8, 2009 12:00 noon (sharp) - 1:00 p.m. Light lunch buffet available beginning at 11:30 am for members of media Where: The Connecticut State Capitol Building, Old Judiciary Room 450 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT
About the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)
The PFCD is a national and state-based coalition of hundreds of 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.
The PFCD's mission is to:
|SOURCE Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease|
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