Take action to defend federal funding for public health and prevention. Join us to learn how you can take concrete steps in your state and community to protect vital resources that improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities.
On May 4, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed the American Health Care Act. The AHCA threatens to unravel years of progress in expanding health care coverage, improving quality of care, and investing in public health and prevention. If signed into law, the bill would strip 23 million Americans of their health care coverage over the next 10 years, zero out the Prevention and Public Health Fund, remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and pare down essential health benefits.
Taken together with the president’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention face total cuts of $1.2 billion (a 17 percent cut). The ACHA and the president’s proposed budget endanger the health and well-being of the American people.
Please join APHA, the Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America's Health for a Dialogue4Health Web Forum highlighting the status of the AHCA and the president’s budget, exploring issues likely to arise in the Senate, and outlining next steps. Panelists will discuss strategies and actions to ensure robust communications are provided to key audiences including policymakers. The event will include a Q&A session with the panelists.
This Web Forum will provide valuable information for those working in sectors such as public health, advocacy, business, community-based organizations, education, faith-based organizations, hospitals/health systems, insurance, housing, hunger, and transportation.
Closed captioning is available to all attendees.
Claire McAndrew, Director of Campaign Strategy, Families USA
Tiffany Kaszuba, Vice President, CRD Associates
Donald Hoppert, Director of Government Relations, APHA
Matthew Marsom, Vice President, Public Policy and Programs, Public Health Institute
Questions? Contact Donald Hoppert.