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.