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NASN Joins Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) today joined the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), a coalition of leaders from the health care, business, policy and labor communities committed to making chronic disease the key health care issue in the 2008 presidential election.

"Health care needs of students with chronic health conditions are complex. School Nurses throughout the country are working diligently to ensure that the special needs of students with chronic health conditions are being appropriately met. With the increasing number of children coming to school with chronic conditions, NASN joins the voice of the PFCD in raising awareness on the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases," states NASN President Donna Mazyck.

NASN joins more than 40 partner organizations in the fight against chronic disease. The PFCD is working to raise awareness of chronic disease nationwide, with a particular focus on the key primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. The partnership is led by former U.S. Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona, M.D. and Ken Thorpe, PhD, chair of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and a former White House health policy advisor.

"The addition of NASN strengthens the PFCD in the fight against chronic disease," said Thorpe, executive director of the PFCD. "We look forward to tapping NASN members' vast knowledge and substantial resources in making chronic disease the key health care issue in the 2008 presidential election."

Chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the U.S. - causing more than 1.7 million American deaths every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic diseases are also the primary driver of health care costs, accounting for more than 75 percent of the $2 trillion dollars spent each year on health care in the U.S.

About NASN

The National Association of School Nurses is a non-profit specialty nursing organization, incorporated in 1977, which represents school nurses exclusively. NASN has over 14,000 members and 51 affiliates, including the District of Columbia and overseas. The mission of the NASN is "to advance the delivery of professional school health services to promote optimal health and learning in students." To learn more about NASN, please visit us on the web at or call 866-627-6767.

About the PFCD

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a national, bi-partisan coalition of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts. They are committed to raising awareness of chronic disease and the policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease.

The mission of the PFCD is to:

-- Educate the public about chronic disease and potential solutions for individuals and communities

-- Mobilize Americans to call for change in how governments, employers, and health institutions approach chronic disease

-- Challenge policymakers on the health policy changes that are necessary to effectively fight chronic disease

Currently, more than 40 advisory board members and partner organizations from across the country have joined the PFCD.

For more information on the partnership, please visit:

Contact: Devin Dinkel, Communications Specialist

National Association of School Nurses

8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 420

Silver Spring, MD 20910

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