2015 Archives

2015 Comments

  • Health organization comments urging EPA to adopt the strongest possible standards to reduce harmful emissions of methane, volatile organic compounds and other pollutants from oil and natural gas production (Dec. 4)
  • APHA comments to the Department of Health and Human Services regarding civil rights protections in the Affordable Care Act (Oct. 27)
  • Organization letter in support of antibiotic stewardship provisions in CMS proposed rule for long-term care facilities (Oct. 14)
  • Organization comments regarding FDA's advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine (Sept. 29)
  • Organization comments regarding FDA’s proposed rule to revise its collection and reporting of antibiotic sales information from animal drug companies (Aug. 17)
  • APHA comments to the Food and Drug Administration regarding the Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of HIV Transmission by Blood and Blood Products (June 12)
  • Organization comments regarding the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force draft recommendation statement on tobacco smoking cessation (June 1)
  • APHA comments to the Office of National AIDS Policy regarding the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (May 21)
  • APHA comments regarding the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee's scientific report (May 8)
  • APHA comments to the Department of Agriculture regarding the Child and Adult Care Food Program (April 15)
  • Organizational comments to the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding the proposed rule Prohibition of Children's Toys and Child Care Articles Containing Specific Phthalates (April 15)
  • Letter from more than 1,000 public health professionals to EPA supporting a stronger and more health-protective ozone standard of 60 parts per billion (March 17)
  • Comments to EPA from leading health organizations in support of an updated ozone standard of 60 parts per billion to best protect public health (March 17)
  • APHA comments to the White House Task Force on New Americans regarding access to health care (Feb. 9)

2015 Briefs

  • Health group brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the University of Texas admissions process (Nov. 3)
  • APHA brief in support of the petition for the U.S. Supreme Court to review Whole Woman's Health vs. Cole (Oct. 5)
  • Organizational friend-of-the-court brief in support of Health and Human Services contraceptive coverage requirement, Wheaton College vs. Sylvia Burwell (May 18)
  • Friend of the court brief by APHA and Whitman-Walker Clinic Inc. to the U.S. Supreme Court highlighting adverse health effects of same-sex marriage bans and supporting the lifting of state bans in Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan and Kentucky (March 6)
  • Health organization brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (Feb. 25)
  • Friend of the court brief by public health deans, chairs and faculty and APHA in response to Supreme Court Case King v. Burwell (Jan. 26)