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Partnership for Prevention advocates optimal prevention policies to improve the health of all Americans. Working closely with the Congressional Prevention Caucus, a bipartisan caucus formed in 1998, Partnership raises the level of knowledge in Congress about prevention and identifies strategies that can lead to a healthier nation.
Improving Adult Immunization Rates of Today and Preventing the Pandemic of Tomorrow

May 8, 2009

Partnership for Prevention hosted a briefing to examine the importance of strengthening adult immunizations and discuss what Congress can do to improve access and coverage of immunizations recommended for all adults in our current system or a reformed health system and to celebrate Older Americans Month. Several of the policies discussed at the briefing would not only increase the rates of adult immunizations today but will also better America’s systems and infrastructure to confront the pandemic of tomorrow. Read More

Impact of Tobacco Tax Increase on Demand for Cessation Care
April 8, 2009

Partnership for Prevention and the American Lung Association hosted a briefing sponsored by Congresswoman Diana DeGette. The briefing, which was timed to correspond with the federal excise tax increase on tobacco products, provided congressional staff with state-specific materials on smoking cessation resources they can provide to their constituents. Read More.

Health Reform, Prevention, and the Debate over "Savings"
What's so Bad about Living Longer?

February 4, 2009

Partnership for Prevention and the WellPoint Foundation hosted a briefing with Senators Tom Harkin and Olympia Snowe in the Senate and in collaboration with the Congressional Prevention Caucus in the House. The briefing examined how a national commitment to prevention can not only extend and improve the quality of life but can also control costs by reducing chronic diseases that drive health care expenditures through the roof. In short, the participants discussed how health reform starts with prevention. Read More.

Averting a Health Care "Meltdown": Investing in Prevention

October 7, 2008

Partnership for Prevention, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, AARP, and the American College of Preventive Medicine, in cooperation with the Congressional Prevention Caucus, cosponsored a briefing examining the value of prevention and the importance of including it in any health reform efforts. Read More.

Scoring Prevention-Centered Legislation

September 29, 2008

Partnership for Prevention, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and Trust for America's Health hosted a briefing to discuss strategies to modernize the Congressional Budget Office's approach to scoring prevention policy. The participants discussed the value of prevention and recent studies that show that prevention can be cost effective. Read More.

Keeping America Healthy through Worksite Health Promotion
July 10, 2008

Partnership for Prevention, the American College of Preventive Medicine, and DMAA: The Care Continuum Alliance hosted an educational briefing in cooperation with the US Workplace Wellness Alliance. The briefing featured policy and public health experts who discussed the benefits of worksite health promotion from business and health perspectives and legislative proposals that reinforce the importance of establishing workplace wellness programs. Read More.

Fit at Work: The Importance of Worksite Physical Activity

April 23, 2008

Partnership for Prevention, National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity, Workplace Fitness Coalition, and International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association hosted a lively briefing highlighting the health benefits of worksite fitness programs, provide perspectives from employers who have made a healthy workforce part of their core business strategies, and present policy options currently being considered by Congress that can lead to a healthier American workforce. Read more.

An Unhealthy America

November 30, 2007

Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease, in conjunction with the Congressional Prevention Caucus hosted a briefing to discuss the findings of Milken Institute's An Unhealthy America: The Economic Burden of Chronic Disease. Nationally recognized speakers discussed the impact of chronic disease on the U.S. economy and policy options to reduce the staggering cost of chronic disease. Read more.

How to Save 100,000 Lives

September 20, 2007

Partnership for Prevention and WellPoint Foundation, in conjunction with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, hosted congressional briefings in the House and Senate. A new report from Partnership for Prevention found that increasing use of 5 preventive services would save more than 100,000 lives each year in the United States. Speakers discussed the report’s startling findings, the health disparities that exist in prevention, and the policy changes that could increase use of preventive care and reduce health disparities. Read more.

Worksite Health Promotion: Improving Health and Controlling Costs

July 9, 2007

Rising health care costs not only have an impact on individuals, but on employers too. Partnership for Prevention, the Congressional Prevention Caucus, the American College of Preventive Medicine, Campaign for Public Health, the Congressional Study Group on Public Health, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted briefings to discuss the benefits of creating healthy worksites and promoting employee wellness strategies and policy options to leverage the place where Americans spend the majority of their waking hours: the workplace. Read more.

Tobacco Use Prevention and Cessation: What We Know Works

June 8, 2007

As one in five deaths in the United States is tobacco-related, investments in proven, evidence-based strategies are likely to pay substantial dividends in reduced health care costs and mortality. Partnership for Prevention and the Congressional Prevention Caucus brought together public health experts to brief members of Congress and their staff on successful community-based interventions to help people quit smoking and stop them from ever starting to use tobacco products. Read more.