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Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: July 11th, 2008

While Senators Obama and McCain agree on few things when it comes to overhauling the American health care system, both have acknowledged the importance of a plan that addresses chronic disease—the primary driver of health care costs. 

This is due in large part to the work of coalitions such as the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD)—a bipartisan collection of organizations, including the Alliance, that is working to raise awareness of the burden of chronic disease and ensure that it’s addressed in the health care reform debate.

 A crucial element of effectively raising awareness is having access to up-to-date, reliable, and compelling data.  While there’s no shortage of data on chronic disease, it can be a huge undertaking to sort through all of the dense and detailed reports out there—something we at the Alliance learned first-hand when creating The Silver Book—a resource on the burden of chronic disease and the value of medical innovation.

 PFCD recently released another resource that brings data to those shaping policy. The 2008 Almanac of Chronic Disease features facts on the chronic disease crisis as well as commentary from health policy experts. To learn more about the Almanac visit PFCD.


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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