Healthcare groups unite to demand Congress and administration support partners in pandemic preparedness

WASHINGTON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD)–The Chronic Disease Partnership (PFCD) today sent a letter to leaders in Congress and the administration calling on them to support those who have been partners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and who remain essential to ensure we are better prepared for future pandemics . The letter, signed by 14 leaders representing patients, caregivers, medical product manufacturers, medical providers and domestic personal protective equipment (PPE) manufacturers, notes growing concerns about federal efforts that would weaken national forces. and reduce the momentum needed to fight COVID-19 today and better prepare for future health crises. The collective groups also urge policymakers to “reject any effort that would undermine these industries while their work to respond to COVID-19, to enable a strong recovery and to ensure pandemic preparedness with the United States persists.”

“COVID-19 continues to devastate families, communities and our economy and demonstrates the painful consequences of lack of preparedness. The human and economic costs of this crisis continue to increase, and those who have worked tirelessly to help us emerge from this pandemic with incredible innovation and resilience should be candidates for fortification now, ”said the president of the PFCD, Ken Thorpe. “Thanks to the dedication and success of American healthcare workers, innovators and manufacturers, we are equipped to fight back, but only if policymakers continue to do their part to support these essential efforts. ”

The following organizations have signed up to provide support, and the full content of the letter can be viewed on the PFCD website. HERE.

Alliance for Research on Aging

American Mask Manufacturers Association

Caregiver Action Network

COSHAR Foundation Healthy Communities

Direct Primary Care Coalition

Health Care Governing Council

Healthy women

Incubate the coalition

Kimberly Coffey Foundation

Information and research on NTMs

Partnership to fight chronic disease

Partnership to fight infectious diseases

Population Health Alliance

Alliance Septicemia

The Chronic Disease Partnership (PFCD) is an international coalition of patient groups, providers, communities, businesses and workers, and health policy experts, committed to raising awareness of the leading cause of death, disability and rising costs health care: chronic diseases.

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