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MichBio Presents Award to Rep. Mike Bishop on Behalf of the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

Thursday, August 23, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alisha Brown
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August 13, 2018

 

Ann Arbor, Mich. –  Alisha Brown, Director of Communications at MichBio, co-presented Congressman Mike Bishop with the 2018 Champion for Healthy Seniors award for his work to protect Medicare Part D and represent senior constituents in policy discussions on prescription drug benefits.

 

Congressman Bishop was selected to receive the award by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD), in conjunction with state and local organizations. The PFCD works with patients, providers, community organizations, business and labor groups, and health policy experts to raise awareness about chronic disease.

 

According to the PFCD, “More than one in two American adults lives with at least one chronic condition,” such as diabetes, COPD, cancer, depression, and obesity. Treatment of those conditions “accounts for 90 cents of every dollar spent on healthcare” in the United States.

 

“At MichBio, we focus on driving growth in the Michigan Biosciences Industry so the organizations that work to fight these chronic diseases, and advance the life sciences in many other ways, have the resources they need to be successful,” says MichBio President and CEO Stephen Rapundalo.

 

He continues, “Part of our work includes advocating for the biosciences industry to political leadership, and the work done by Congressman Bishop is representative of the same dedication we have to the health and well-being of our citizens. I’m pleased that the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease invited me to present the award.”

 

The award presentation took place Monday, August 13, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Congressman Bishop’s local office in Michigan 8th District in Brighton and Mr. Bishop was able to accept the award in-person.

 

For more information about Congressman Mike Bishop visit: mikebishop.house.gov.

For more information about the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease visit: fightchronicdisease.org.

 


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