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"Prevention Matters" is the official blog of Partnership for Prevention - a non-profit membership organization of business, health care and government leaders working to make evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion a national priority.
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New Partnership for Prevention Case Study: Colorado’s Tobacco Cessation Leadership by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Partnership for Prevention published a state case study telling the story of Colorado’s journey toward comprehensive tobacco cessation coverage. Entitled “A Collaborative Ap ... Read on »
Mother’s Day Health E-Cards by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has over 100 E-Cards with healthy messages about smoking cessation, heart health, women’s health and many more. Send one ... Read on »
For STD Awareness Month, MTV Debunks Sex Myths by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Despite education and awareness efforts, many myths about sex persist in our culture, particularly among young adults. Tonight, in accordance with the GYT: Get Yourself Test ... Read on »
Partnership CMO Interviewed for STD Awareness Month by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Partnership for Prevention’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jason Spangler, was interviewed by Luis Perez and Shantell Jamison on Chicago Public Media’s Vocalo Overdrive about S ... Read on »
Consequences of Too Much Salt by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Consumption of excessive sodium is a direct cause of hypertension, which affects nearly 1 in 3 Americans. CDC’s next Public Health Grand Rounds, entitled Sodium Reduction: ... Read on »
Improve the Health and Well-being of your State by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthways CEO Ben Leedle, Jr. was joined today by Dan Buettner, Blue Zones founder and The New York Times best-selling author of Lessons for Living Longer from the People ... Read on »
Is your Community Healthy? by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The passage of the Affordable Care Act created a renewed emphasis on community prevention and population health. With the Prevention and Public Health Fund and the Community ... Read on »
Women’s Health Care and the Affordable Care Act by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Only one year after the landmark legislation was signed, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is already improving women’s access to high quality, affordable health care. When the ... Read on »
FDA Advisory Committee Recommends Removal of Menthol Cigarettes by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) recently concluded that the “removal of menthol cigarettes from the marketplace ... Read on »
Happy Anniversary to the Affordable Care Act by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will celebrate its one year anniversary March 23, 2011. Signed into law last year, the ACA puts into place comprehensive health insurance refo ... Read on »
IOM Report Offers to Help Focus Healthy People 2020 Efforts to Improve Americans' Health by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Healthy People 2020 , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' master plan for improving the health of the American population over the next decade, covers 42 topi ... Read on »
Affordable Care Act Prevention Benefits Increasing Access, Lowering Costs for People with Medicare by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Partnership for Prevention is pleased to learn that in only two months over 150,000 Medicare beneficiaries have received the annual wellness visit authorized in the Affordab ... Read on »
Older Adults Lack Preventive Care by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Adults over the age of 65 are not getting the preventive services that they need, according to a report released by the Department of Health and Human Services on Monday. Th ... Read on »
Public Health Groups Call on Major League Baseball to Ban Tobacco…You Can Too by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy As one of the most popular sports in the United States, baseball is a highly integral and influential part of American culture today. Unfortunately, tobacco companies thrive ... Read on »
Doctors Urge Indoor Tanning Ban for Minors, Smoking Linked to Infant Heart Defects named... by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Best and Worst News for Prevention” is based on a purposive sample consisting of expert staff members who each week choose to share their opinions on the best and worst new ... Read on »
Partnership Presents Worksite Wellness Information at YMCA’s Conference Addressing Childhood... by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Kathie Ruffatto, Partnership’s Program Associate for Worksite Health, co-presented with Bill Sells ,Vice President, Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association at the YMCA Stat ... Read on »
Berries May Offer Protection Against Parkinson's Disease, Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids named... by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Best and Worst News for Prevention” is based on a purposive sample consisting of expert staff members who each week choose to share their opinions on the best and worst new ... Read on »
Smokefree for Life – “Congratulations, Mr. President” by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy The Associated Press (“ Obama has kicked smoking habit, first lady says ”) reported earlier this week that President Obama had “given up smoking.” The source for the report ... Read on »
Breast-Feeding Counters Effects of Childhood Cancer, Smoking & Obesity Slowing US Life Expectancy... by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy "Best and Worst News for Prevention” is based on a purposive sample consisting of expert staff members who each week choose to share their opinions on the best and worst new ... Read on »
NEW HHS Report Finds Lower Premiums for Families, Businesses Under Affordable Care Act by Partnership for Prevention Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthcare Industry & Policy Today, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius released a report highlighting the health insurance premium and out-of-pocket savings families and businesses ... Read on »