In This Issue
Partnership Wins CDC Cooperative Agreement
Partnership Receives National Forum's Public Policy Award
New Leading by Example Report will Highlight Kansas City Employers
Tobacco Control Advocates Oppose Exempting Cigars
Partnership Supports Campaign to Reduce Consumption of Sugary Drinks
Partnership's President & CEO Interviewed about Preventive Screenings
Partnership's Zauche to Help Plan National Conference on Tobacco or Health
Job Opportunities at Partnership for Prevention
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Partnership Pulse

 October 2011

 

Partnership Wins CDC Cooperative Agreement

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded Partnership a 5-year cooperative agreement to convene a coalition of national organizations to prevent STDs, HIV, teen pregnancy, viral hepatitis, partner violence and their resultant consequences. Partnership has established a Leadership Team that includes Partnership's National Chlamydia Coalition, National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, Project Inform (HIV/AIDS), and The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.  To sign up to receive future communications about this project, please send your name and email address to newcoalition@prevent.org.

 

Partnership Receives National Forum's Public Policy Award

The National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention awarded Partnership for Prevention its annual Public Policy Award. Partnership is being recognized for its petition to CMS to cover aspirin counseling under Medicare. CMS evaluated the request and proposed covering one face-to-face cardiovascular risk reduction visit every two years.  Partnership acknowledges its Council on Aspirin for Health and Prevention (CAHP), particularly Dr. Randall Stafford, for its significant contribution.

 

New Leading by Example Report will Highlight Kansas City Employers

Pfizer has awarded Partnership a grant to document the experiences of the Kansas City Collaborative (KC2) in making worksite wellness a business priority and implementing evidence-based worksite health promotion programs. KC2 is a pilot program between Pfizer Inc and the Mid-America Coalition on Health Care (MACHC).  Partnership's Leading by Example worksite health initiative has a long history of identifying exemplary worksite wellness practices.

 

Tobacco Control Advocates Oppose Exempting Cigars

Partnership and several dozen other health organizations wrote to members of the House to oppose H.R. 1639. The bill would exempt cigars and similar products from the FDA's regulatory authority. Adolescents often smoke cigars, cigarillos, and other products that would likely be exempted under the bill. 

 

 

Partnership Supports Campaign to Reduce Consumption of Sugary Drinks

Partnership joined a new campaign to limit Americans' intake of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs). SSBs are a major source of excess calories and are linked to weight gain, diabetes, tooth decay, and cardiovascular disease. More importantly, research has shown that drinking fewer SSBs is associated with weight loss. The Life's Sweeter with Fewer Sugary Drinks campaign challenges individuals, organizations, and cities to limit sugary drink consumption. Find out more at http://www.fewersugarydrinks.org.

 

Partnership's President & CEO Interviewed about Preventive Services
The U.S. News & World Report interviewed Jud Richland, Partnership's President & CEO, for its Best Hospitals issue about how health reform has improved insurance coverage for preventive services. Insurers are now required to cover A- and B-grade preventive counseling and screening services with no co-pays that are recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Richland told the magazine that by removing the cost barrier, more people should get needed preventive screenings.

 

Partnership's Zauche to Help Plan National Conference on Tobacco or Health
David Zauche, Managing Senior Fellow and Senior Program Officer, has been invited to serve on the planning committee for next year's National Conference on Tobacco or Health. The 2012 conference will be held August 15-17 in Kansas City, Missouri. The planning committee met in September to provide input on the major and emerging issues in each program track. For more information on the conference visit: http://tobaccocontrolconference.org.

 

Job Opportunities at Partnership for Prevention
Partnership is currently seeking applicants for several open positions.  Visit http://www.prevent.org/About-Us/Employment.aspx to read our job descriptions.

 

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.