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

Posted by Kassy Perry

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

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.

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

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

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.

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