Posts Tagged ‘Chronic Disease’

Perry Communications Group Wins at IABC Sacramento Crystal Awards Annual Celebration

Posted: Jun 21, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

PCG was awarded with a Crystal and Merit Award for its accomplishments throughout 2012

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 21, 2013)– Perry Communications Group (PCG) earned a Crystal and a Merit Award in major categories including best Public Relations Campaign for its first Independent Expenditure Campaign at last night’s ceremony. The International Association of Business Communications, Sacramento Chapter (IABC Sacramento) hosts the Crystal Awards ceremony every to honor the best public relations work from the previous year. This year’s celebration took place on June 20, 2013 at The Park in California’s capital city.

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.

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.


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


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


Susan Dentzer, Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

To register, please visit Please visit for more information on the PFCD and this event. If you have questions, please contact Jason Dumont at (916) 658-0144 or

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