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Capitol Hill Briefing on STDs
Partnership Calls on NIH to Safeguard Tobacco Research
Sanofi Pasteur Continues Support of Partnership
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Partnership Pulse

 May 2011


Partnership's VP Addresses Florida Businesses
Diane Canova, Partnership's Vice President of Policy and Programs, gave the keynote address at the Consortium for a Healthier Miami-Dade's third annual worksite wellness forum and awards. The program honored small, mid-sized and large South Florida companies whose wellness programs demonstrated a strong commitment to providing effective health promotion programs to their employees.


Capitol Hill Briefing Educates Policymakers about Sexually Transmitted Diseases
On April 28th, Partnership for Prevention's National Chlamydia Coalition (NCC) co-sponsored a Congressional briefing in honor of STD Awareness Month. The NCC and many of its public health partners sponsored the briefing in collaboration with the office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee. The speakers provided an overview of the STD epidemic in the United States, as well as specifics regarding federal funding for STD prevention, Title X-funded clinics, the HIV/STD syndemic, and the disproportionate burden of STD infection in communities of color and among men who have sex with men.


Partnership Moderates HRA Session at World Health Care Congress

Dr. Jason M. M. Spangler, Partnership's Chief Medical Officer, moderated a session on the benefits of health risk assessments at the 3rd Annual Chronic Care Executive Summit. The Summit is part of the 2011 World Health Care Congress.

The speakers stated that HRAs can move health care toward a greater focus on prevention and wellness. Still, they emphasized that HRAs by themselves do not impact health outcomes, but that patient-tailored interventions are needed to improve health.

For additional information about Partnership's HRA work click here.


Partnership Calls on NIH to Safeguard Tobacco Research
An editorial in the latest issue of Tobacco Control calls on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director to preserve the population-based, clinical, and biological tobacco research functions of the National Cancer Institute.  The editorial was co-authored by Partnership's President, Jud Richland, along with the CEOs of the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Legacy.


Sanofi Pasteur Continues Support of Partnership Vaccine Efforts
Sanofi Pasteur will fund Partnership for an additional year to continue to promote greater business interest in flu immunization, with the goal of ultimately increasing flu immunization practices and rates in the workplace.  Partnership and Sanofi will collaborate to finalize and widely disseminate and promote a publication highlighting worksite flu immunization best practices developed in the first year of the award, which will be available this summer. Partnership will also explore other methods of increasing flu immunization at the workplace by working with employers, consultants, and other stakeholders.


National Chlamydia Coalition Releases Research Brief on Social Marketing
Partnership for Prevention's National Chlamydia Coalition has released Getting More Young Women Screened for Chlamydia: Findings from Qualitative Research, the third installment of its research brief series. This brief summarizes overall findings and conclusions from existing qualitative studies and literature reviews that provide valuable insights into why women do or do not seek chlamydia screening. The brief is intended to serve as a resource for program planners and medical professionals to encourage young women to seek chlamydia screening.


Partnership for Prevention was founded in 1991 by leaders dedicated to making disease prevention and health promotion a national priority and America a healthier nation. Partnership seeks to increase understanding and use of clinical preventive services and population-based prevention to improve health.