Letters to Congress and federal agencies

May 2019
  • APHA letter in support of public health infrastructure provisions included in the LIFT America Act (May 21)
  • APHA letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 5, the Equality Act (May 15)
  • APHA letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 987, the Strengthening Health Care and Prescription Drug Costs Act (May 15) 
  • APHA letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 986, the Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Act of 2019 (May 07) 
April 2019
  • Organization letter in support of the resolution to designate April 30 as National Adult Hepatitis B Vaccination Awareness Day (April 30) 
  • Health organization letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act (April 29)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations committee leaders in support of funding in FY 2020 for consumer-awareness education campaigns for menu labeling and the updated nutrition facts panel (April 23) 
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies appropriations committee leaders in support of funding in FY 2020 for technical assistance to aid schools in reducing sodium in school meals (April 23)
  • APHA letter in support of the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act of 2019 (April 17)
  • APHA letter supporting the Workplace Violence Prevention for Health Care and Social Services Workers Act (April 16)
  • Health organization letters to the House and Senate in support of the Mothers and Offspring Mortality and Morbidity Awareness Act (April 9)
  • APHA letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 2021, the Investing for the People Act of 2019 (April 9)
  • Organization letter to Congress outlining top recommendations to stop current vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks and prevent more from occurring (April 9)
  • Health organization letter to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act (April 8)
  • APHA letter in support of the Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Health Care More Affordable Act of 2019 (April 5)
  • Organization letter to members of Congress urging them to take immediate steps to negotiate a new budget agreement that averts cuts for critical nondefense discretionary programs including public health (April 2)
  • Health organization letter supporting strong funding for the CDC Hospitality and Continuity of Care Breastfeeding Support in FY 2020 (April 1) 
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging a strong allocation for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations bill (April 1)
March 2019
February 2019
  • Organization letter supporting increased funding for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Environmental Health in FY 2020 (Feb. 26)
  • Organization letter in support of the Agriculture Research Integrity Act which would preserve the independence of food and nutrition research and statistical agencies within USDA (Feb. 22) 
  • Organization letter urging members of Congress to support the WIC Act to expand WIC eligibility for at-risk infants, children and new mothers (Feb. 21)
  • APHA letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Feb. 25)
  • Organization letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging $50 million in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention (Feb. 21)
  • Organization letter urging Members of Congress to cosponsor the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act (Feb. 7)
  • Health organization letter opposing the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (Feb. 4) 
  • Organization letter to members of the Senate and House in support of the Every Kid Outdoors Act (Feb. 1) 
January 2019
  • APHA letter to Congress outlining the association's priorities for the 116th Congress (Jan. 25)
  • Organization statement in support of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019 (Jan. 23)
  • Organization letters to the president and congressional leaders urging an immediate end to the government shutdown to prevent further negative impacts on the public's health (Jan. 17)
  • Health organization letter to Senate leaders urging quick passage of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness & Advancing Innovation Act (Jan. 11)
  • APHA letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Mike Thompson in support of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (Jan. 9)
  • Organization letter to Members of the 116th Congress urging them to prioritize health equity (Jan. 4)