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Bipartisan CT Coalition Forms to Fight Spiraling Health Care Costs
Date:4/6/2009

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 ava
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