Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease-Organization

"...a broad group of patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts has joined together to form the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) - a national coalition committed to raising awareness of the policies and practices that save lives and reduce health costs through more effective prevention and management of chronic disease."  (launched May 15, 2007 >
updated Nov. 3, 2007
Chairman Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
Chief executive officer of Canyon Ranch’s Health division and president of the nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute (announced Oct. 2006). 17th Surgeon General of the United States, 2002-06.  Chairman of the State of Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System, a professor of surgery, public health and family and community medicine at the University of Arizona, and the Pima County Sheriff's Department surgeon and deputy sheriff.  Masters of public health from the University of Arizona, 1998.  B.S. from the University of California, San Francisco, 1977 and medical degree, 1979.  Associate of arts degree from Bronx Community College, of the City University of New York.  Enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1967; combat-decorated Vietnam veteran.  Born and raised in New York City.
Executive Director Ken Thorpe, Ph.D.
Professor and chair at the Rollilns School of Public Health at Emory University.  Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  Ph.D. from Rand Graduate Institute, 1985; M.A. from Duke University, 1980; B.A. from University of Michigan, 1978.

Advisory Board

Partner Organizations

State Chapters
Iowa (launched June 18, 2007 - Co-chairs are former Governors Tom Vilsack (D) and Terry Branstad (R))
NH (launched at a May 17, 2007 news conference in Concord - Honorary Chair is First Lady Dr. Susan Lynch)

Ohio (announced Nov. 1, 2007)
National: APCO Worldwide
State Chapters:
Iowa: Public Affairs Strategies
NH: Calypso Communications
SC: Edison Group (Atlanta)
PFCD/PBH resolution

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