Posts Tagged ‘California Partnership for Access to Treatment’

MEDIA ADVISORY – Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease Presents: Chronic Disease: A Common Sense Approach to Solving Complex Health Issues

Posted: Nov 9, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is an international 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 world: chronic disease

WHAT:
PFCD is hosting a forum focusing on the challenges chronic, non communicable disease presents to California and the United States. During this event we will seek better understand the impact of these issue and what role technology can play in improving patient outcomes and reducing rising health care costs.

WHEN:
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 – 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Hotel Sainte Claire, 302 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113

WHO:
Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Professor and Chair,
Robert W. Woodruff Professor, Rollins School of Public Health , Emory University
Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, Wired Magazine
Dr. Travis Stork, Healthy Lifestyle Author; Emergency Room Physician and Host, “The Doctors”
Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs
Dr. Kent Bradley, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Safeway
Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions
Dr. Julie Andersen, Professor and Researcher, Buck Institute for Age Research
Dr. John Farquhar, MD, Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy, Founder and Senior Faculty Member, Stanford Prevention Research Center
Sandra Perez, Director, California Office of the Patient Advocate
Micah Weinberg, Senior Policy Advisor, Bay Area Council

This forum is sponsored by Bay Area Council, The Buck Institute for Research on Aging, California Chronic Care Coalition, California Partnership for Access to Treatment, H.E.A.R.T., KGO Radio, PhRMA, San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, San Jose Mercury News and Silicon Valley/ San Jose Business Journal.

California Partnership for Access to Treatment Event Recap

Posted: Jul 27, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

On Tuesday, April 3, 2012, the California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) hosted luncheon seminars on the California Health Benefit Exchange (HBEX) in Sacramento and Riverside, managed by Perry Communications Group and Cerrell Associates. Five weeks later, on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Oakland, there was a luncheon facilitated by AC Public Affairs on the same topic. Altogether, the three seminars drew 265 attendees, including 87 views of the Sacramento seminar’s footage on YouTube (click here to view). The Sacramento and Oakland seminars featured Kim Belshé. Richard Figueroa of the California Endowment presented in Riverside.

Given the interest in the topic, CPAT began planning a webinar to accommodate interested parties from other parts of the state who could not attend the previous seminars. Kim Belshé agreed to speak to CPAT members and advocates, including small business organizations, following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act.

The webinar, on Thursday, July 26, drew 82 participants during the 90 minute presentation and Q&A. CPAT and PCG will continue to provide information on the HBEX and help groups and stakeholders to engage in the planning and implementation. Download the program materials.

Speaker: Kim Belshé
Senior Policy Advisor for Public Policy Institute of California
California Health Benefit Exchange Board Member

ABOUT CPAT

CPAT is a diverse network of health care, community and business organizations committed to ensuring a healthy and productive California. We act as a communications, education and resource network to keep our partners and the communities they serve informed about critical issues involving health care and access to treatment in California.

To learn more about CPAT, please visit our Web site at http://www.caaccess.org

The California Partnership for Access to Treatment is supported by America’s Pharmaceutical Research Companies

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE (HBEX)

The vision of the California Health Benefit Exchange is to improve the health of all Californians by assuring their access to affordable, high quality care. The mission of the California Health Benefit Exchange is to increase the number of insured Californians, improve health care quality, lower costs, and reduce health disparities through an innovative, competitive marketplace that empowers consumers to choose the health plan and providers that give them the best value.

To learn more about HBEX, please visit the website at http://www.healthexchange.ca.gov/Pages/Default.aspx

Understanding the California Health Benefit Exchange

Posted: Apr 9, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

We will soon witness the greatest transformation of the health care system in our nation’s history. California is on the frontlines and the first state in the country to create a program to implement the federal Affordable Care Act. The California Health Benefit Exchange will be an online marketplace for eligible individuals to purchase coverage, a universe also comprised of small businesses that is estimated to be more than eight million by 2016, according to University of California, Berkeley.

The California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) hosted two informative seminars which included discussions about the sources of health insurance in the state, the rising costs of health care, the Exchange’s vision, mission and values and issues and obstacles facing the execution of health care reform in the state. These seminars also focused on how Exchange will work, what it means for employers of all sizes and the Exchange’s potential impact on patients, health care providers and advocacy organizations, as well as the quality of care. Click here to watch the

About CPAT:

The California Partnership for Access to Treatment (CPAT) is a diverse network of advocacy organizations, community groups, health care providers and employers, committed to ensuring a healthy and productive California. CPAT serves as a communications, education and resource network to keep its partners and the communities they serve informed about critical issues involving access to treatment in California. For more information about CPAT, contact us at (916) 658-0144.

Perry Communications Group Shines in Silver at SPRA’s 25th Year Anniversary Celebration

Posted: Mar 26, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

PCG earns five CAPPIE Awards for accomplishments throughout 2011

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 26, 2012)– Perry Communications Group (PCG) dominated the awards field again this year garnering five CAPPIE Awards in a variety of categories. The annual CAPPIE Awards ceremony, hosted by the Sacramento Public Relations Association, honors the best public relations efforts from the previous year. The awards ceremony was celebrated March 22, 2012 at The Citizen Hotel in California’s capital city, including recognition of SPRA’s 25th anniversary.
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Case Study: California Partnership for Access to Treatment

Posted: Feb 16, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Communities Bond for Health

Research-based pharmaceutical companies have been on the front lines of health system reform for years, advocating for improved access to care for all Americans. Collaboration with health advocacy organizations was natural, given patients’ need for innovative medicines to preserve quality of life, relieve symptoms, reduce hospitalizations and prevent death. Patients aren’t the only stakeholders, however; and while some groups choose advocacy others need a communications and resource network for the communities they serve.

PCG created and implemented the California Partnership for Access to Treatment to engage diverse stakeholders and launch a multi-faceted dialog about all health care issues. Monthly educational seminars continue to provide an opportunity for previously unrelated groups to convene around common issues, broadening perspectives. Online resources in seven languages offer timely information and additional opportunities for the more than 1400 members to connect. By ensuring a forum that would not become a legislative “action team,” CPAT drew health advocates together with ethnic communities, employers and health care providers, creating a shared bond despite unique perspectives.

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