American Public Health Association
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ACA Advocacy

This page lists APHA's advocacy activities related to the Affordable Care Act. For information on APHA's activities on other issues, visit our general  Advocacy Activities page.


  • Health organization letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting guidance on the ACA requirement for coverage of tobacco cessation treatment (February 19, 2014)


  • APHA letter opposing the Fairness for American Families Act, legislation to delay the minimum coverage provision under the Affordable Care Act (July 16, 2013)
  • APHA letter to the U.S. House of Representatives opposing legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (May 15, 2013)
  • Public health organization leaders' letterto President Obama expressing disappointment in the diversion of a significant portion of the Prevention and Public Health Fund in Fiscal Year 2013 (May 3, 2013)
  • APHA letter to leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee opposing H.R. 1549, the Helping Sick Americans Now Act, legislation that would divert $4 billion from the Prevention and Public Health Fund (April 16, 2013)
  • APHA letter to President Obama urging the administration to ensure that the Prevention and Public Health Fund in FY 2013 is allocated for prevention and public health programs as intended by the Affordable Care Act (March 21, 2013)
  • Organizational letter to Secretary Sebelius and Secretary Duncan encouraging strengthened collaborative efforts between the Dept. of Health and Human Services and Dept. of Education and continued support for the Prevention and Public Health Fund (February 1, 2013)