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Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Breakfast Highlights Promising Practices in Managing Chronic Disease Provides Solutions for Reduced Spending and Improved Patient Health
Date:6/30/2009

WILMINGTON, Del., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware's Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition committed to making chronic disease prevention and management a major part of comprehensive health reform, hosted a breakfast meeting today where partner and affiliate organizations shared promising practices for chronic disease management and care.

America spends more than $2 trillion on health care every year and 75 percent - or $1.7 trillion - of that spending is associated with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, depression, heart disease and cancer. In Delaware, chronic disease costs the state nearly $4 billion in treatment expenditures and lost productivity. (For state specific information on Delaware please visit: www.chronicdiseaseimpact.org)

"We need to do all we can to lower expenses associated with chronic disease through prevention and sharing the most promising practices with our colleagues in health," said Reverend Robert Hall, Executive Director of the Delaware Ecumenical Council on Children & Families, who served as master of ceremonies. "Hopefully today's breakfast will help in a small way lead to better chronic disease management in Delaware reducing health care costs and improving patient care."

Reverend Hall was joined by the following groups who delivered presentations:

  • Delaware Dietetic Association
  • Westside Health Services
  • William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center
  • American Lung Association of Delaware
  • American Diabetes Association, Delaware Chapter
  • Delaware Division of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program

About the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (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.

PFCD's mission is to:

  • Challenge policymakers to make fighting chronic disease a top priority and discuss how they will address it in their health care proposals
  • Educate the public about chronic disease and potential solutions for individuals, communities, and the nation
  • Mobilize Americans to call for change in how policymakers, governments, employers, health institutions, and other entities approach chronic disease

For more information about the PFCD and its partner organizations, please visit: http://www.fightchronicdisease.org.


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