Health Reform
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What the Election Means for Health Care

KennethThorpe - November 9, 2012

With the election now in our rearview mirror and the President’s second term set to begin in January, it’s important to take a look at how this…

Health Reform
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Possible Outcomes of Tuesday’s Election

KennethThorpe - November 2, 2012

Until the results are known from next week’s election, implementation of the Affordable Care Act hangs in the balance. Since the SCOTUS’ June ruling on the Affordable…

Public Health
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Determining Paths of Research

KennethThorpe - October 26, 2012

As reported in this blog time and again, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease certainly understands and values the heavy burdens patients and providers alike have to…

Global Healthcare
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NCDs Check-up Convened to Empower Collaboration and Motivate Change

KennethThorpe - October 19, 2012

I had the opportunity to join an esteemed panel of health care and policy experts at The Washington Post this week for a panel event “The Check-up:…

Policy & Law
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Debating Healthcare

KennethThorpe - October 11, 2012

Last week ushered in the heart of campaign season with the first of three presidential debates held in Denver, CO. Healthcare, understandably, featured heavily in the proceedings,…

Global Healthcare
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Appropriate Use of Medicines to Save Lives and Dollars

KennethThorpe - October 5, 2012

A new study, “Advancing the Use of Medicines: Applying Levers for Change,” highlights the opportunity to save half a trillion dollars in global healthcare spending a year by…

Policy & Law
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Advancing Solutions and Addressing Cultural Barriers to Prevent and Better Manage Chronic Disease

KennethThorpe - September 28, 2012

Last Friday, the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), in collaboration with WellPoint, proudly participated in the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2012 Health Braintrust, an in-depth discussion…

Home Health
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Kaiser Permanente Colorado Drastically Improves Hypertension Control Among Its Members

KennethThorpe - September 22, 2012

The Sacramento Bee reports that Kaiser Permanente Colorado received recognition from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for strides made in controlling hypertension among its members. Kaiser…

Business
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Unnecessary Health Care Expenditures

KennethThorpe - September 13, 2012

As reported in various sources last week including the Washington Post, the Institutes of Medicine (IOM) recently convened a Committee to explore how health care practitioners and…

Public Health
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Controlling High Blood Pressure to Curb a Public Health Crisis

KennethThorpe - September 6, 2012

USA Today reports on a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control, “Getting Blood Pressure Under Control.” Efforts have been successful at educating the public about the…