Today, I am traveling to Washington, D.C., as president of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors to meet with the presidents of the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association, among others.
The purpose of this meeting is for more in-depth discussion regarding the Preventive Health Partnership between these three organizations. The Partnership was initiated in 2004 with the recognition that cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer are, to a large extent, preventable.
Physical inactivity, poor diet and obesity are risk factors for each of these diseases, as well as tobacco use for cancer and cardiovascular disease. During this meeting, we will be discussing ways to enhance our prevention strategies through greater collaboration. I look forward to updating you on our progress!
-Ed Partridge, M.D.