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U.S. Preventive Medicine Recommends Changing CDC Name to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control
Date:1/26/2009

DALLAS, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The same type of change that has come to Washington is now needed in health care, according to U.S. Preventive Medicine, the leader in prevention.

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"As the new administration brings new faces and policies to our capital, the time is ripe to bring a fresh new outlook to our approach to health care," said Christopher Fey, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Preventive Medicine. "We all know that our health care system is broken, so let us now broaden our conversation and move from talking about it to actually fixing it."

"President-elect Obama made an historic and symbolic train ride from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. We should now consider a change that would symbolize our leaders' commitment to building a truly modern health care system for the a 21st century," said Fey. "Our nation needs to consider changing the name of CDC from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to Centers for Disease Prevention and Control."

"With former Senator Tom Daschle and Senator Tom Harkin leading the charge toward much greater government support for preventive health strategies and the continued success of the CDC's 'Alliance for a Healthiest Nation' program, this agency name change is wholly appropriate," said Fey.

"As we embrace health care change in the 21st century, we need to consciously break with 'health care' norms of the last century and establish a new preventive health care paradigm. The federal government's focus on disease control is long-standing and is driven by our seemingly endless fight against infectious diseases like polio, tuberculosis and malaria in the last century," said Fey. "Having won these 20th century public health care battles for the most part, preventable conditions like diabetes an
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