May 14, 2015: Chronic Healthcare Collaborative Healthcare Day

WHEREAS, Chronic diseases and conditions—such as heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, hepatitis C, and arthritis—are among the most common, costly, and preventable of all health problems; and,

WHEREAS, As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—have one or more chronic health conditions. One of four adults has two or more chronic health conditions; and,

WHEREAS, The majority of US health care and economic costs associated with medical conditions are for the costs of chronic diseases and conditions; and,

WHEREAS, The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease; and,

WHEREAS, The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases; and,

WHEREAS, The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 14, 2015 as Chronic Healthcare Collaborative Day in Michigan.