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PARTNERSHIP FOR BETTER HEALTH

The Partnership for Better Health is a network of health care organizations, providers, advocates and consumers representing more than 300,000 Iowans dedicated to lowering the cost of care through prevention, intervention and innovation.

Its mission is to educate the public, inform policymakers, and engage political candidates about the need to invest in health in order to save on health care.

Our Mission...

FACTS ABOUT CHRONIC DISEASE

  • 49% of Americans have at least one chronic disease.
     
  • $3 of every $4 spent on health care is spent treating chronic disease.
     
  • More than 60% of Iowa are overweight or obese and obesity related problems cost Iowans $783 million annually.
     
  • Because of increasing obesity rates, we may see the first generation that will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
     

Complete List of Facts About Chronic Disease...

 

INVEST IN HEALTH. SAVE ON HEALTH CARE.

Each year, chronic diseases cost Americans
more than $1.4 trillion.

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Unless we address the epidemic of chronic disease, Americans face higher costs, lower quality of care and fewer choices for people who need care.

In Iowa, we have a chance to do something. It starts with making our voices heard.

As candidates for the White House campaign in our first-in-the-nation caucuses, the questions asked and concerns raised here will have an impact on the national health care agenda, and the health of families all across Iowa.

But it doesn't end there. Elected officials and policy makers at all levels of government -local, state and federal-can make a difference on this important issue.

The Partnership for Better Health is a network of health care organizations, providers, advocates and consumers dedicated to lowering the cost of care through prevention, intervention and innovation.

 

 

Financial and administrative support for the Partnership for Better Health has been provided by GlaxoSmithKline.