Navigation Links
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation announces $5 million initiative to enhance care for adults with CF
Date:3/18/2008

(Bethesda, MD)The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation today announced the launch of a new $5 million initiative to enhance care for the growing adult CF population. The initiative, called the Program for Adult Care Excellence (PACE), will expand the scope of adult care programs for people with cystic fibrosis.

The number of adults with cystic fibrosis continues to increase as life expectancy for the disease continues to rise. To meet the growing demand for care, the Foundation will recruit and train CF care providers and fellows, with an overall goal of adding 40 new adult providers in care centers nationwide.

The need for enhanced resources to treat the adult CF population is a direct result of our success in extending the life span of people with cystic fibrosis, said Preston W. Campbell, III, M.D., executive vice president for medical affairs of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. What used to be a pediatric disease is now increasingly a chronic illness that brings its own set of challenges for adults.

In 1955, when the Foundation was established, children with CF rarely lived long enough to attend elementary school. Today, thanks to improvements in CF research and care, the median predicted age of survival is 37, and 43 percent of all people with cystic fibrosis are over the age of 18.

Over the past two decades the Foundation has made key investments in adult care to keep pace with the growing adult population. For example, in the 1980s, the Foundation began providing fellowships for internal medicine physicians to be trained in pulmonary medicine and CF care.

In 2000 the Foundation mandated that all care centers with more than 40 adult patients establish adult care programs. Today, there are 96 such programs in the country. This latest initiative is the most recent step in the Foundations efforts to provide adult CF patients with the highest quality care.

We are proud of the efforts of all providers in the adult CF care center community, said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. These new investments will add to the momentum we have been building.


'/>"/>

Contact: Laurie Fink
lfink@cff.org
301-841-2602
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Announces $5 Million Initiative to Enhance Care for Adults with CF - as Lifespan Increases
2. Newborn Screening Suggests Decline in Cystic Fibrosis
3. Bone complications due to cystic fibrosis have a genetic cause, according to an MUHC study
4. Drug fights cystic fibrosis
5. Secondhand Smoke Worsens Lung Function in Cystic Fibrosis Patients
6. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation reports upward trend for key health outcomes
7. Montana Passes Newborn Screening Law for Cystic Fibrosis
8. Ibuprofen Preserves Lung Function in Kids With Cystic Fibrosis
9. Ibuprofen associated with slower lung function decline in children with cystic fibrosis
10. Lung Transplants May Not Help Most Cystic Fibrosis Children
11. Experts Release New Cystic Fibrosis Guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... Empower Brokerage, ... their training and leads programs. , In February, 2017, Empower Brokerage introduced their ... Performance Partners is designed to teach how to maximize their sales efforts, as ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Finding Christ Through Social Media: ... journal chronicling the writer’s path toward true communion with God. “Finding Christ Through ... is the creation of published author Lea Michelle Johnson, a follower of Christ, ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 24, 2017 , ... “Vintage and ... a retired minister and college Bible teacher residing in North Carolina with his wife, ... who have blessed them with six grandchildren. David is also the author of “Shadow ...
(Date:3/24/2017)... ... ... “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles”: a boisterous story ... fullest, as God intended. “The Adventures of Joey, The Dog Who Barks at Puddles” ... passion for writing, especially about truth and human behavior. , Published by Christian Faith ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... ... A recent report from the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) advocates for ... on a review of GPA and SAT/ACT requirements at 221 institutions in 25 states, ... that this higher bar should be set by states, by the Council for the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... , Mar 23, 2017 Research and ... Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to ... ... of around 6.9% over the next decade to reach approximately $3.5 ... estimates and forecasts for all the given segments on global as ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017 The ... ageing population, increasing diabetic population, accelerating economic growth and increasing ... this industry are higher life expectancy of ESRD patients, rising ... emerging markets. However, the expansion of the market is hindered ... ...
(Date:3/23/2017)... , March 23, 2017  Transportation Insight, a multi-modal ... end-to-end supply chain management firm with expertise serving clients ... Solutions Rick Zaffarano was named a 2017 ... Supply Chain by the only publication exclusively dedicated to ... supply chain. "Rick has brought to Transportation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: