Later this month, Congress will reach agreement on a longer-term extension to the payroll tax reduction, federal unemployment benefits, and to maintain Medicare reimbursement for physicians.
It is essential that community advocates take action to contact their Senators and Representatives and urge them to sustain funding for prevention and oppose any proposals to use the Prevention and Public Health Fund as a offset.
Cuts to the Prevention Fund could result in funding reductions for existing CDC-funded state and local programs, and will impact the Community Transformation Grant program.
This interactive Web Forum will discuss the latest developments on Capitol Hill impacting funding for prevention.
Special Guest Speaker:
Craig M. Martinez, DrPH, MPH
Health Policy Advisor
United States Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
Majority Health Policy Office
The Web Forum will include:
• An update on the latest developments from Capitol Hill and Washington, DC, including a review of the payroll tax and 'doc-fix' extension and the impact on public health priorities.
• Discuss and review strategies to educate elected officials about the value of prevention and public health-related programs with an emphasis on outcomes and results.
• Identify action steps for community advocates to take to help protect funding for prevention and public health.
• Highlight tools and resources that are available to showcase the value of prevention.
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association, PolicyLink, Prevention Institute,
the Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health