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National Survey Reveals a Broken System for Chronic Disease Sufferers; National Council on Aging and Health Experts Explore Self-Care as a Viable, Consumer Focused Option for Health Reform
Date:6/15/2009

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Council on Aging:

WHAT: The not-for-profit National Council on Aging (NCOA), along with leading health care experts, will unveil the groundbreaking results of their national survey of adults with multiple chronic health conditions at their briefing Consumers in Control: Cost-Effective Chronic Care Strategies for Health Reform. The Capitol Hill briefing will highlight the day-to-day challenges Americans face in managing their chronic conditions in a fragmented health system, and showcase models that are helping consumers regain control of their health.

In addition, a policy panel will include congressional staffers from offices that have introduced patient-centered chronic care legislation that addresses problems identified in the national survey. Discussion will also include proposals currently under consideration in pending health reform legislation.

WHEN: Friday, June 19, 2009

9:30-11:00 am

***9:15 - Breakfast served

WHO: Event participants will include:

  • Nancy Whitelaw, PhD, Director of the NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging
  • Howard Bedlin, NCOA's Vice President for Public Policy & Advocacy
  • Kate Lorig, RN, Dr PH, Director of Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center
  • Lisa Alecxih, Senior Vice President of the Lewin Group
  • Gretchen Alkema, with Senator Lincoln's office
  • Rohini Ravindran, with Senator Bennet's office (Invited)
  • Heather Foster, with Representative DeGette's office (Invited)

WHERE: Capitol Visitors Center, Rooms SVC 200 & 201

Located below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues

***Please check in at the lower level Senate Appointments Desk***

WHY: In order to have real healthcare reform, legislators need to listen to those that are most affected: the 125 million Americans with chronic health conditions. NCOA surveyed over 1,000 Americans 44 and older suffering from at least one chronic illness, with results revealing a bleak and broken health care system. The survey provides insight into their lives, health care struggles, and the needs of those with chronic conditions. Many of the chronic sufferers are delaying health care due to cost, living in pain and feeling abandoned by their health care providers.

ABOUT NCOA:

The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans -- especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged -- and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities. For more information, visit www.ncoa.org.


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