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DHPE Member Call for Action

Tuesday, August 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Members of Congress are headed back to their home districts to connect with constituents over the five-week August recess. This is a prime opportunity for public health advocates to make our voices heard about the importance of prevention—and the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

We’re asking you to speak up for prevention by reaching out this month to your legislator, attending a town-hall meeting, or penning a letter to the editor, Op-ed or commentary for your local paper or news website.

Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) has created a toolkit with helpful information and strategies on how to engage elected officials during the August recess period. To access the TFAH toolkit, visit

In addition, the American Public Health Association is in the midst of its annual Public Health ACTion Campaign (PHACT) in which it urges advocates to tell members of Congress about the importance of public health funding, including the Prevention Fund. Check out the fact sheets, talking points, sample questions for town hall meetings and other available materials through the above link.

If we can assist with your efforts let us know. Have a great rest of the summer.

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