Health Care Professional Resource Center
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Pfizer's Resource Center for Health Care Professionals offers information, tools, and materials to assist you in developing your medical career and optimizing your patient care.
Coming soon in this section, you'll find helpful information to help you grow and manage your career in health care.
Outreach and Patient Assistance
Pfizer is committed to helping you give patients the best care. So, we've created programs to improve healthcare access and communication, as well as provide aid to patients in need of Pfizer medicines.
- Pfizer Health Solutions—This program seeks to change the fragmented U.S. health care delivery system by helping to make health care more accessible, improving the health of patients with chronic conditions, and reducing overall health care costs.
- Pfizer Public Health Group™—This site supports the educational and outreach efforts of the Pfizer Public Health Group and gives visitors access to a repository of valuable resources. Visitors can download or order brochures, newsletters, grant applications and other tools.
- Positive Profiles—Find the latest news, events, and publications from the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative, a program committed to improving the patient—physician relationship.
- Ask Me 3™: Partnership for Clear Health Communication—Millions of patients encounter difficulties when they try to understand health information. Learn ways to make health information easier for your patients to understand from this Pfizer sponsored Web site.
Pfizer Helpful Answers®—is a family of assistance programs for the uninsured and underinsured who need help getting Pfizer medicines. These programs provide Pfizer medicines for free or at a savings to patients who qualify. Some programs also offer reimbursement support services for people with insurance.
Whether you are prescribed a Pfizer or a Wyeth medicine, Pfizer is committed to helping patients in need get access to their medicines. Visit PfizerHelpfulAnswers.com to learn more about the Pfizer and Wyeth Patient Assistance Programs.
Pfizer Helpful Answers is a joint program of Pfizer Inc and the Pfizer Patient Assistance Foundation™.
Education and Research for Health Care Professionals and Policy Makers
Here we've developed a comprehensive series of original epidemiologic and health services research reports called Pfizer Facts. This series provides analysis of national data in an effort to increase awareness and encourage programs for disease prevention, detection, and management.
- The Burden of Cancer in Asia — This report presents new analyses of international census and health databases to describe demographic characteristics, cancer morbidity and mortality, and preventable risk factors among the fifteen most highly developed nations in South, East, and Southeast Asia. The countries included in this report are: Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Indonesia, Mongolia, India, Laos, and Cambodia. For comparison purposes, cancer statistics are presented for the United States.
- The Burden of Pain among Adults in the United States — Over 100 million adults--51% of the population aged 20 years and older-report pain at one or more body sites including the joints, low back, neck, face/jaw, or experience dental pain or headaches/migraines. This issue of Pfizer Facts provides information on the prevalence of pain at specific body sites and certain pain-related diseases and conditions such as arthritis, peripheral neuropathy, fibromyalgia, and shingles. It also presents information on associated health status indicators and health care resource utilization.
- A Profile of Uninsured Persons in the United States — A Profile of Uninsured Persons in the United States-Forty-seven million people living in the United States-16% of the estimated 300 million population-do not have health insurance. Being uninsured is largely a problem of the young, with 59% of uninsured persons under the age of 35. This issue of Pfizer Facts presents new analyses of national census and health databases, describes the demographic characteristics of the uninsured population and explores their use of health care resources and burden of illness. The uninsured population is compared with insured (private, military, and other work-related coverage) and Medicaid-insured populations.
- The Burden of Cancer in American Adults — An estimated 11 million American adults, 5.2% of the population, have a history of cancer, excluding basal and squamous cell skin cancers. This issue of Pfizer Facts presents data on cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality, 5-year survival, prevention and early detection, as well as information on the economic impact of cancer.
- The Health Status of Older Adults 2007 — Hypertension, dyslipidemia, and arthritis are the three most prevalent chronic conditions among US adults 65 years of age and older; pain is the most frequently reported symptom; and, on average, older adults visit a physician 6 times a year. This issue of Pfizer Facts presents new information from national databases on disease prevalence and mortality, functional limitations, symptoms, behavioral risk factors, and healthcare resource utilization to gain insight on the burden of chronic disease among older adults.
- The Health Status of the United States Workforce 2007 — Dyslipidemia, hypertension, and migraine are the three most prevalent chronic conditions affecting the US workforce; arthritis accounts for the most lost workdays per year. This issue of Pfizer Facts presents new analyses of national databases to gain a better understanding of the health status of workers.
- Obesity in the United States Workforce — Obesity in the American workforce has increased 44% over the past decade, from 20% to 29%. Obese workers are twice as likely as normal weight workers to report work limitations. As weight increases, the prevalence of hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, the metabolic syndrome and arthritis increase. This issue of Pfizer Facts describes the impact of obesity in working adults.
- Racial Differences in Cancer — A Comparison of Black and White Adults in the United States - Although cancer death rates for both races have declined over the past decade, total cancer death rates are 36% higher in black men compared to white men, and 17% higher in black women compared to white women. This issue of Pfizer Facts presents new analyses of national databases and illustrates the added cancer burden faced by blacks compared with whites, including the higher incidence rates among blacks for all major cancers except breast, lower screening rates among blacks, and later diagnosis of cancer among blacks.
- Smoking in the United States Workforce — One hundred thirty-five million adults aged 20 to 64 years are currently employed in the United States. Twenty-three percent of these workers are current smokers, down from 27% a decade ago. This issue of Pfizer Facts presents analyses from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999–2002, the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) 2006, and the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey (TUS-CPS) 2003. This issue explores smoking prevalence, absenteeism and work limitations, smoking cessation, and behavioral risk factors among US workers.