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Technology Leaders, Patient Groups and Community Advocates Launch Effort to Tackle Chronic Disease Crisis in Washington State
Date:5/21/2009

Microsoft Corp., The Moyer Foundation, Group Health, The Technology Alliance, UW TechTransfer all partners in new initiative

SEATTLE, May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- An alliance of leaders in health care, business, and community advocacy today launched the Washington state chapter of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD). Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS, 17th U.S. Surgeon General (2002-2006), President of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute, and National Chairperson of the PFCD, joined leaders from Washington to launch the partnership, which is calling for comprehensive health reform to address the growing crisis of chronic disease in Washington and the entire nation.

The PFCD's Washington state coalition features a distinguished group of co-chairs, including David Cerino, General Manager of Microsoft Health Solutions Group; Karen Moyer, Co-founder and Vice President of The Moyer Foundation; Dr. Gordon Bopp, past President of National Alliance on Mental Illness in Washington; and Linden Rhoads, Vice Provost of UW TechTransfer.

Chronic diseases inflict an enormous toll on the health of individuals and families, but the economic price tag is also huge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic diseases are responsible for seven out of every 10 deaths in the United States - taking the lives of more than 1.7 million Americans every year. Chronic diseases are also the primary driver of health care costs, accounting for more than 75 percent of the more than $2 trillion spent each year on health care in the United States.

"I humbly commend President Obama and our Congressional leaders for addressing chronic disease as part of meaningful health reform," said Dr. Carmona. "As U.S. Surgeon General, I worked to reduce the burden of chronic disease on the largest medical practice in the world - 300 mi
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