Navigation Links
National Coalition Brings Together Experts to Evaluate Current Health Reform Proposals on Wellness, Disease Prevention Provisions
Date:9/16/2009

Diverse Panel Examine Opportunities to Improve Quality of Care, Reduce Costs through Delivery-system Reforms

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today brought together several health care experts to discuss ways to "get back to the basics" in health reform by advancing legislation that promotes the health of all Americans through better prevention and management of chronic disease.

"The purpose behind health care reform -- improving the quality of health care in the U.S. and ultimately improving the quality of life for all Americans--can easily be lost in the health reform discussion," said Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Executive Director of the PFCD, who was also the moderator of the Capitol Hill event. "As we enter the most critical time of the health care reform debate, it is important that we stay focused on this goal and strengthen the policy proposals that evidence shows improve health outcomes and reduce health spending -- disease prevention and wellness."

The panel was composed of a diverse selection of health experts who all echoed the same message of urgency for comprehensive health reform that focuses on prevention and disease management through delivery system reform.

Panelists included health experts and PFCD advisory board members: Pat Ford Roegner, CEO of the American Academy of Nursing; Dave Hoffman, Legislative and Policy Committee Chair of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors; Carol Allred, CEO of WomenHeart; and Ann Kempski, Director of Health Policy for the Service Employees International Union.

"In the health care reform debate there are many issues that divide stakeholders," said Thorpe. "It is important to put these differences aside and get back to the basics of health reform -- improving Americans' health and finding more value per dollar spent. We must address the number one driver of costs and poor health in the U.S.: high rates of preventable chronic disease."

About the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease:

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a national and state-based coalition of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts committed to raising awareness of the number one cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs in the U.S.: chronic disease.

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


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
2. Yakima Health Care Leader Tapped for Leadership Post at National Association
3. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
4. Donate Life America Dispels Myths About Organ & Tissue Donation Among Hispanics During National Hispanic Heritage Month
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. Mettler-Toledo International Inc. Announces Webcast of Presentation at Thomas Weisel Partners 2007 Healthcare Conference
7. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
8. 4-Star Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Address National Drug Crisis, Keynote Grand Opening of New Allenwood, PA National Model Detox Center
9. Australian-led international study shows blood pressure drugs cut death rate in type 2 diabetes
10. LCA Hails International Investigators Studying Lung Cancer
11. National Patient Safety Foundation Partners with Vocera Communications
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics ... enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and ... For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of their peers in Washington, D.C., for the 49th Congress of the International ... Ph.D ., Vice President of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), ... software tool, and the Cancer Patient Education Network (CPEN), an independent professional organization ... a new strategic alliance. , As CPEN’s strategic partner, HLI will help ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... Cal Dining at the University of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in ... the buying power of institutions to change the way animals are raised for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/12/2017)... , Oct. 12, 2017 AVACEN Medical , ... company with their  2017 New Product Innovation Award for ... extensive primary and secondary medical device market research by Frost ... its first-to-market OTC, drug-free pain relief product, the AVACEN 100, ... to treating fibromyalgia widespread pain. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... MENLO PARK, Calif. , Oct. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... a national scientific team that developed an innovative way ... and quantity of the delivery of new drugs. ... the 2017 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference will show how ... Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School used a suite ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... CHICAGO , Oct. 11, 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, ... its Aspen Surgical facility in Las Piedras, ... surgical scalpels and blades. ... confirmed that the facility sustained minor structural damage, temporary ... Hurricane Maria. Repairs have been completed, manufacturing operations have ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: