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2009-09-23 19:22:00

PHOENIX, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Abrazo Media Relations -- American National Medical Management (ANMM), announces first ever patient-centric claims management alliance with The Center for Health Insurance Claims Advocacy (CHICA). ANMM announced today that it has licensed a proprietary claims advocacy database management system formed with The Center for Health Insurance Claims Advocacy, a patients' claims management group that specializes in getting claims compensated in a timely manner...

2009-07-08 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- MWW Group, one of the nations' top 10 public relations firms, today announced the launch of D.Advocacy, a platform where social media strategy is paired with public affairs and government relations. The goal for D.Advocacy is to drive advocacy with communities, using social media to tell a story and create a call to action. Critical to any public affairs or government relations program, D.Advocacy will help create a strategic integrated communications...

2009-06-10 09:48:00

Strengthens Strategic Capability and Public Policy Insight WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- DDC, a leading issue advocacy firm, announced today that it has added Julie Cram and John Dunagan to key Senior Vice President roles. Cram, in her role as Senior Vice President for Strategic Development, will provide senior-level leadership and strategic counsel for DDC's ever-growing client roster. Dunagan, as Senior Vice President for Program Development, will work with clients to craft...

2009-06-02 21:09:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- This week's Newsweek cover story is a harsh and lengthy attack on Oprah Winfrey and her ever-expanding health care advocacy but it does little to help the public, says Erika Schwartz, MD in her latest blog at www.drerika.com. Newsweek's article questions the legitimacy of Oprah's choices and says some of the doctors and "experts" that appear on her TV show are far out of the medical mainstream. While watching her shows, Dr Erika says she sometimes wondered...

2009-05-19 15:19:00

WASHINGTON, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thair Phillips has been named president of RetireSafe, a national bipartisan, non-profit organization representing 400,000 supporters across America, dedicated to preserving the options and benefits of retired and retiring Americans through advocacy, education, and the power of free markets. He has served as a member of the RetireSafe board for two years. Phillips is responsible for providing leadership in multiple areas that engage all facets...

2009-05-15 13:59:00

Designed to Help Employers and Business Owners Plan for Pandemic Impact PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Advocate, Inc. is hosting two free webinars on May 19, 2009 to help employers prepare for a possible H1N1 flu pandemic. Following the webinar Health Advocate will release a special Pandemic Planning Worksite Checklist summarizing steps for employers to take. Two experts - Amy Fuchs, MD, an infectious disease authority, and Nancy Hatch Woodward, a business...

2009-05-07 07:00:00

New independent report shows high return on investments, real results WASHINGTON, May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For every dollar that foundations and other funding sources gave to support advocacy, organizing and civic engagement efforts by 13 nonprofit organizations in North Carolina, state residents received $89 in benefits. This is one of the findings in a new report by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) to be released on Monday, May 11 at a gathering of...

2009-02-02 13:11:00

First-time "Allstate Fellowship" to Focus on Auto Safety Advocacy WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Allstate (NYSE: ALL) and Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (Advocates) announced today the formation of the Allstate Fellowship program within Advocates' Washington, DC offices. The program aims to develop public policy fellows who will work to advance the two organizations' abiding interest in highway and auto safety. "Advocates has set the gold standard for highway safety...

2008-10-01 03:00:19

By Anonymous IN RECOGNITION of his outstanding contributions to public health through sciencebased advocacy, J. Davitt McAteer, JD, will receive the 2008 David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health at APHA's 136th Annual Meeting in San Diego. McAteer is an attorney in private practice in Shepherdstown, W. Va., and holds a number of other positions, including serving as director of governmental affairs and legal advisor to Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, W. Va. His colleagues...

2008-08-27 03:00:23

By Anonymous Free state fact sheets available online WITH presidential and congressional elections just around the corner, APHA is calling on members and Affiliates to keep critical public health issues at the forefront of discussions. And like previous years, APHAs Public Health Action - or PHACT - campaign is providing the advocacy tools to do just that. As members of Congress return to their home districts during the August congressional recess, APHA is urging every one of its members...