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Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Don't Rush to Judgment: Medical Homes Can Improve Outcomes, Save Lives

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

When it comes to health care and decisions that affect the well-being of millions of Americans, immediacy shouldn't guide reforms or drive policy changes. It's prudent to assess research-grabbing headlines by taking a deep breath, maintaining a sense of perspective and not jumping to hasty conclusions.

Stop a Violation of Health Care Reform in Oregon

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 11.27.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Moving squarely against the Affordable Care Act's objective of providing comprehensive health insurance for all Americans, Oregon has made a disconcerting move to restrict access to care for those who need it most -- low-income, cancer patients.

Value of Employee Wellness Programs

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Kenneth Thorpe

We believe it would be unfortunate if the idea that employee wellness programs bring no return on investment took hold and became conventional wisdom. These initiatives are critical weapons in the ongoing war against chronic disease.

Securing Health in the Sequester

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Smart investments now in effective therapies, personalized medicine, early interventions and health literacy, particularly among at-risk populations, can pay significant dividends down the road in healthier communities and a reduced need for hospitalizations, surgeries, emergency room visits and acute care episodes.

Refocusing on Health Care Opportunities That Can Make a Real Impact

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

Our health care system in this country is quite adept at treating people who have a single disease. We don't have an effective set of best practices, or an essential foundation of research, to know how to take care of those who are coping with more than one condition.

Video Postcards Ask Congress to Emphasize "Health" in Health Reform

Kenneth Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth Thorpe

More than one hundred Americans have sent video "postcards" to members of Congress as part of "Say 'Yes' to Health Reform" -- a web-based campaign to manage chronic disease.