Letters to Congress and federal agencies

June 2018
May 2018
  • Health organization letter to Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders in support of FY 2019 funding for Title X (May 29)
  • Organization letter to Senate HELP Committee members in support of S. 2852, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018 (May 22)
  • Health organization letter to Secretary Scott Gottlieb in support of reducing the nicotine level in cigarettes (May 21)
  • APHA letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging them to oppose H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, better known as the Farm Bill (May 16)
  • Health organization letter urging U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, to reject any iteration of the domestic gag rule (May 16)
  • Health organization letter to the House Committee on Rules opposing proposed amendments to the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 that would undermine the evidence-based nutrition standards for meals, foods and beverages in schools (May 15) 
  • Health organization letter to leaders of the Congressional Tri-Caucus supporting the introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 (May 15)
  • Health organization letter to Congressional leaders opposing any efforts to diminish the 340B drug pricing program (May 14)
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House leaders urging them to hold a vote on HR 1318, the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act and S.1112, the Maternal Health Accountability Act (May 11)
  • Organization letter in opposition to the White House proposal to rescind $7 billion of funding from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (May 9)
  • Friends of NIOSH letter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in support of FY 2019 funding for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and opposing the president's proposal to move NIOSH from CDC to NIH (May 9)
  • Friends of NCHS letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders in support of adequate FY 2019 funding for CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (May 7)
  • Health organization letter to Senators urging sensible and needed safety and consumer improvements to the AV START Act (May 4) 
  • Health organization letter to the House Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leaders in support of FY2019 funding for the Federal Drug Administration's oversight of tobacco related products (May 4) 
  • Health organization letter to the Senate Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee leaders in support of FY2019 funding for the Federal Drug Administration's oversight of tobacco related products (May 4) 
April 2018
  • Health organization letters to the Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders urging Congress to provide federal funding to the CDC to conduct public health research into firearm morbidity and mortality prevention (April 27)
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting funding requests for FY 2019 for newborn screening programs (April 25)
  • Health organization letter to House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting $327 million in FY 2019 for Title X (April 25)
  • Health organization letter urging Senate HELP committee leaders to further strengthen the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 through emphasis on primary prevention (April 24)
  • Health and medical organization letter opposing S. 263, the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017 (April 23)
  • Health organization letters urging Assistant Secretary Brett Giroir, Secretary Alex Azar and Director Robert Redfield to advance a multi-faceted solution to antimicrobial resistance (April 14)
  • Friends of HRSA Coalition FY 2019 request letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders (April 11) 
  • Coalition letter in support of FY 2019 funding for programs critical to the nation’s preparedness against public health threats (April 10)
  • CDC Coalition FY 2019 request letter to House and Senate Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders (April 9)
  • APHA letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee leaders in response to the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 (April 9)
  • Coalition letter to congressional committee leaders outlining recommendations for the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (April 6)
  • Health organization letter to Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting $330 million in budget authority in FY 2019 for the Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (April 3)
March 2018
 
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee leaders supporting $454 million in budget authority in FY 2019 for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (March 27)
  • Public health, nutrition and anti-hunger organization nutrition priorities for the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization (March 14)
  • Organization letter to congressional leaders opposing policy riders on FY 2018 funding bills including those that would threaten clean air and public health protections (March 13)
  • Health organization letter to Senator Sherrod Brown in support of his leadership in re-introducing the Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Resistance (STAAR) Act (March 12)
  • Health organization letter to the HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in support of maintaining the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority's important role in combating antimicrobial resistance and including a new antimicrobial R&D incentive in PAHPA reauthorization (March 12) 
  • Health organization letters to Senate and House Appropriations Committee leaders urging additional funding for opioid overdose prevention efforts (March 5)
February 2018
  • Health organization letter in support of the Sickle Cell Disease Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018 (Feb. 26)
  • Letters from 75 public health, medical and research organization to the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives urging action on comprehensive legislative solutions to firearm-related injuries and fatalities (Feb. 22)
  • APHA letter urging Congress to oppose the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 to protect the rights of people with disabilities (Feb. 14)
  • Organization letter urging Congress to include new antimicrobial research and development incentives in the reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (Feb. 6)
January 2018