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… Continue
Added by Mary Pittman on December 13, 2011 at 11:00am —
“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… Continue
Added by Bethany Young Holt on March 7, 2011 at 12:00pm —
Building Healthier Communities by Investing in Prevention
Added by Carmen Rita Nevarez on February 9, 2011 at 2:30pm —
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…
Added by Dialogue4Health on January 20, 2011 at 9:30am —
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.
Added by Star Tiffany on January 12, 2011 at 10:10am —
Added by Dialogue4Health on July 29, 2010 at 2:07pm —
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Added by Dialogue4Health on July 28, 2010 at 12:32pm —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
"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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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 —
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… Continue
Added by Partnership for Prevention on December 1, 2009 at 12:53pm —
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 —