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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease: Chronic Disease, Patient Protections and the ACA. Addressing Access & Affordability

Posted: Jan 8, 2015 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease: Chronic Disease, Patient Protections and the ACA. Addressing Access & Affordability

Millions of Californians may get sicker, rather than healthier, if they sign up for health plans through the exchange marketplaces unless significant patient protections are put into place this legislative session. That was the consensus of healthcare experts at a meeting of health policy and patient advocates in Sacramento in December. Dr. Ken Thorpe, Chair of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), the sponsor of the meeting, shared the results of studies and data that while chronic diseases are increasing at an alarming rate, health plans are making access to the medicines they require nearly impossible to access.

“Chronic disease is the number one cause of death and disability in the United States and in California. About 40 to 50 percent of residents in this state have at least one chronic condition but what we’ve found is that chronic conditions come in bundles, patients generally have multiple chronic diseases, which makes the treatment and protocol algorithm all the more complicated.”
— Kenneth Thorpe, Ph.D., Chair, PFCD

Get more information on the event here and on PFCD here.

Watch the event highlight video below.

Can Technology Stop the Pain and Cost of Chronic Disease?

Posted: Dec 4, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Panelists explore how technology can play a role in overall patient health

SAN JOSE—The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) hosted a special forum today focused on the challenges chronic, non-communicable disease present to California and the United States. The forum, “Chronic Disease: A Common Sense Approach to Solving Complex Health Issues,” included business, health care and public policy experts discussing the significance of these issues, how technology can influence patient outcomes and ways to reduce rising health care costs. The discussion also included a motivational health talk by Dr. Travis Stork, a healthy lifestyle author, emergency room physician and host of the popular television show, “The Doctors.”

“It is crucial to have an ongoing conversation about the key health care issues affecting millions of Americans. Chronic, non-communicable disease costs Americans more than 82 percent of what we spend on health care and more than 99 percent of what we spend on Medicare. Many simple changes can be made to combat these challenges before the consequences erode the overall health of Americans, further challenge our U.S. health care system and explode the budget deficit,” said Kenneth Thorpe, PhD., chairman of the PFCD.

This discussion comes at a critical time as Congress and the Obama Administration race against the clock to address sequestration and the impending fiscal cliff. Deadlines for implementation of the Affordable Care Act are also just around the corner. The experts in the forum provided their unique perspectives on the current impacts of chronic disease and future solutions going forward.
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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.

Special Forum on Chronic Disease: A Common Sense Approach to Solving Complex Health Issues

Posted: Oct 30, 2012 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments


You’re Invited!

Please Join us for a Special Forum on Chronic Disease: A Common Sense Approach to Solving Complex Health Issues

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT

Hotel Sainte Claire, San Jose, CA

The Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) is a coalition of hundreds of patient, provider, community, 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: chronic disease. The forum on November 27 will include discussion of the Chronic Disease Challenge in California and the Nation, Achieving Healthy Changes: How technology can transform healthcare, a moderated discussion reacting to the presentations from perspective of public programs/employers and a motivational health talk, Your Best Life.

REGISTER HERE! Please provide your name, organization, title, address, phone number and email address.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Dr. Travis Stork, Healthy Lifestyle Author; Emergency Room Physician and Host, “The Doctors”
Thomas Goetz, Executive Editor, Wired Magazine
Dr. Kent Bradley, Chief Medical Officer, Safeway
Steve Skurnac, President, Sims Recycling Solutions
Dr. Julie Andersen, Professor and Researcher, Buck Institute for Research on Aging
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

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, Chairman, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, Robert W. Woodruff Professor Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University

MODERATOR

Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

To register, please visit pfcd.eventbrite.com. Please visit fightchronicdisease.org for more information on the PFCD and this event. If you have questions, please contact Jason Dumont at (916) 658-0144 or jason@perrycom.com.

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