All Blog Posts Tagged 'Prevention' (21)

Take Action to Protect Prevention Funding - or We Will Pay in the Long Run

As the curtain falls on 2011, Congress is struggling to complete its unfinished business, including finalizing the federal budget for 2012, and, once again, public health is being shortchanged. A recent payroll tax proposal released by House Republicans would cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund by 68% to avoid a scheduled 27% cut in payments to Medicare physicians.  

 

While slashing current Medicare provider reimbursements would be devastating and could cause millions of…

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Added by Mary Pittman on December 13, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Combination Products on the Horizon for Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health

“Imagine one product that would prevent BOTH unintended  pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections...”

 

Despite significant advances in women’s health over the past 50 years, women are still too much at risk for unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV.  For millions of women, consistent use of methods to prevent either unintended pregnancy or HIV is a challenge for a variety…

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Added by Bethany Young Holt on March 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Health Reform- Plans for Investing in Prevention :: HealthCare.gov

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Added by Carmen Rita Nevarez on February 9, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

RAMP Digest Volume 2, Number 3

 
Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) is a collaborative that promotes strategies for reducing asthma through a broad and comprehensive approach, which includes clinical management and environmental protection. RAMP brings together diverse…
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Added by Dialogue4Health on January 20, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Senseless Violence in Tucson :: Prevention Institute :: UNITY

Reprinted in full from the Huffington Post. UNITY and Prevention Institute extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families and communities in Tucson, and to all those who have been touched by violence across the country.

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Added by Star Tiffany on January 12, 2011 at 10:10am — No Comments

July 29th Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest

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Added by Dialogue4Health on July 29, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

July 28th Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest


Richard Hamburg

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 11:48 AM…

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Added by Dialogue4Health on July 28, 2010 at 12:32pm — No Comments

"Prevention Matters" Podcast #23 - Rochester Businesses Promote Community Health

The cover story for a recent edition of Business Week was entitled “10 Ways to Cut Health Care Costs Right Now.” The article focused on making improved health a community effort, and it began by talking about the work being done by the Rochester Business Alliance to address obesity and physical activity… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on February 18, 2010 at 6:57pm — No Comments

"Snow Job" on Smoke-Free Winter Olympics

In recent months, the organizers of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games have promised the competition would be a smoke-free world event. Now, it seems, at the request of a few VIP smokestacks, the health-promoting policy has been suddenly changed, and 25 smoking areas will be established at the Games. These designated areas will be for high-ranking officials only, not spectators, who must exit the security perimeter… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 25, 2010 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Salt Intake Study, Fake Chinese Condoms named "Best, Worst Prevention Ideas of the Week"

A study finding that cutting salt intake is as beneficial as smoking cessation was named “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while the proliferation of counterfeit condoms from China was named “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week.”



The Best/Worst awards are announced weekly in “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership for Prevention. Nominees are voted on by the Partnership for Prevention staff, based upon nominees from the… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 25, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

"Vitality Project," Tobacco-touting Doctor Awarded "Best, Worst Prevention Ideas of the Week"

The “Vitality Project” in Albert Lea, Minn., was named “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while a noted Canadian psychiatrist who touts the benefits of smoking was awarded the honor of “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week.”



The “Best/Worst” awards are given by “Prevention Matters,” the blog of Partnership for Prevention. Nominees are suggested by Partnership staff and the general public, and voted on by the staff.. Partnership for Prevention is a non-profit organization of business,… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 20, 2010 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Preserve Expertise, Independence of Prevention Task Forces, PfP Urges Congress

Partnership for Prevention sent a letter to congressional negotiators on the health reform bill urging them to maintain the independence and expertise of the federal task forces for clinical and community prevention services. The House and Senate bills both have provisions that would change the role and structure of the US Preventive Services Task Force and the Community… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on January 14, 2010 at 1:45pm — No Comments

PFP-U.S. Chamber Workplace Wellness Meeting Viewable Online

"The Case for Wellness Programs: From Evidence to Practice," a Dec, 3 meeting in Washington DC sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Partnership for Prevention, is available for viewing online at http://www.uschamber.com/webcasts/2009/091203_ncf_wellness2009.htm .

Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 4, 2009 at 8:13am — No Comments

Prevention a Part of Decade's Biggest Medical Breakthroughs

As the decade of the "oughts" is ending and the decades of the "teens" is about to begin, the media will no doubt be full of retrospective looks back over the past 10 years. The Daily Beast's Max Read has jumped into the fray, assembling a list of what he deemed to be the decade'[s 21 biggest medical breakthroughs. Prevention accounted for five of them. Those five… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 4, 2009 at 7:18am — No Comments

Partnership, U.S. Chamber Unveil New Guide to Setting Up Effective Workplace Wellness Programs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Partnership for Prevention today released a new guidebook - Healthy Workforce 2010 and Beyond - to help employers plan, implement, and evaluate workplace health promotion programs that lower health costs and boost productivity.



“We are committed to improving the health status of American workers,” said Randy Johnson, Senior Vice President of Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 3, 2009 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Companies That Invest in Workplace Wellness Are Good Investments

Zac Bissonnette over at bloggingstocks.com says investors may find a path to profits by looking for companies that have wellness programs for their workers. He cites the 2009/2010 North American Staying@Work Report: The Health and Productivity Advantage from Watson Wyatt Worldwide.



"The study of more than 350 publicly traded U.S. and Canadian companies found that those with… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 2, 2009 at 10:09am — No Comments

11 Health & Prevention Organizations Defend Task Force, Mammogram Recommendations in Letter to Congress

Partnership for Prevention and 10 of the nation's leading health and prevention organizations have sent a letter to Congress defending the recent recommendations of the US Preventive Services Task Force regarding breast cancer screening and set the record straight about recent public misstatements regarding the recommendations.



“The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force was established as an independent body to apply rigor and objectivity to the analysis of clinical preventive care –… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 2, 2009 at 9:15am — No Comments

Mammography Recommendations and Conflicts of Interest

A couple of women's health experts have turned the tables on some of the critics who accuse the US Preventive Services Task Force of potential conflicts of interest regarding its mammogram recommendations.



Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman MD of Georgetown University Medical Center, and director of PharmedOut.org and Alicia M. Bell, project manager of PharmedOut and member of the board of directors of the National Women's Health Network, identified specific potential conflicts of interest in… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 1, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

MO BackSnacks program, Gun Lobby Attack on Health Reform Named "Best, Worst Prevention Ideas of the Week"

A Missouri program whose healthy snacks for low-income students has improved their academic performance has been named Partnership for Prevention’s “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while a misfire by the gun lobby regarding health reform was named “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week.”



The Best/Worst Idea awards are a regular feature of Prevention Matters, the blog…
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Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 1, 2009 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Chairman Intends to "Get to the Bottom" of Task Force Mammogram Recommendations

A congressional subcommittee chairman said he called a hearing this week "to get to the bottom" of a recent task force recommendation on mammogram screening for women in their 40s.



"My goal is to get to the bottom of why the task force made these recommendations," Rep. Frank Pallone, D-Va., told the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "Has anything changed in the way we’re… Continue

Added by Partnership for Prevention on November 30, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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