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2011 Approved APHA Policy Statements

2011 Approved APHA Policy Statements:
after undergoing a copyedit, all the below listed 2011 approved policy statements are now posted in the APHA Policy Database. 

·         A1: Improving Access to Over-the-Counter Contraception by Expanding Insurance Coverage

·         A2: Provision of Abortion Care by Advanced Practice Nurses and Physician Assistants 

·         A3: Regulating Disclosure of Services and Sponsorship of Crisis Pregnancy Centers 

·         A5: Musculoskeletal disorders as a public health concern

·         A7: Ensuring Minor’s Access to Confidential Abortion Services

·         A8: Reducing Barriers and Increasing Access to Children’s Vision Care Services

·         B1: Improving Access to Higher Education Opportunities and Legal Immigration Status for Undocumented Immigrant Youth and Young Adults  

·         B2: Improving Housing for Farmworkers in the U.S. is a public health Imperative

·         B3: Implementing effective strategies to reduce sodium in the food supply

·         B6: Reducing PVC in Facilities with Vulnerable Populations

·         B7: Ending Agricultural Exceptionalism: Strengthening Worker Protection in Agriculture through Regulation, Enforcement, Training and Improved Worksite Health and Safety

·         C1: Prioritizing non communicable disease prevention and treatment in global health

·         C2: VISION 2020:  Global Campaign to Eliminate Avoidable Blindness

·         C3: Call to Action to Reduce Global Maternal, Neonatal & Child Morbidity and Mortality

·         C4: Reducing US Maternal Mortality as a Human Right

·         C5: APHA Endorses the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding

·         C7: Highlighting the Health of Men Who Have Sex With Men in the Global HIV/AIDS Response

·         D1: LB1: APHA Endorses the World Health Organization’s Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

·         D5: Preventing Injuries by Banning Consumer Use of Fireworks

·         D6: Public Health Accreditation as a Means to Strengthen Governmental* Public Health Systems in the U.S.

·         LB1: Changing the Common Rule Governing Human Research Protections 

·     LB2: Opposing the DHS-ICE “Secure Communities” Program

·         LB3: Reducing unintentional prescription drug overdoses