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Prevention Advocacy Day

by Trust for America's Health category: Health

“Prevention improves health, saves lives & money. Click to tell your members of Congress to #ProtectPrevention: http://thndr.me/NQClQF

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This campaign ended on June 15, 2017 at 9AM

Prevention Advocacy Day

Funding for prevention and public health is at risk. The American Health Care Act (AHCA)—narrowly passed by the U.S. House of Representatives—threatens significant prevention investments made to keep people healthy and would unravel years of progress in expanding access to preventive services.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund provides hundreds of millions of dollars each year to states, local communities and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The money helps communities prevent infectious diseases, such as the flu and measles, and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease. Eliminating the Prevention Fund, which the AHCA would do, would lead to higher healthcare costs and needless suffering.

Additionally, if signed into law, the AHCA would strip 23 million Americans of their healthcare coverage over the next 10 years, remove protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and pare down essential health benefits.

Further exacerbating the problem, if you combine the proposed cuts from the AHCA (12% of CDC’s budget) with the President’s fiscal year 2018 budget (17% of CDC’s budget), collectively these proposals would gravely endanger the health and wellbeing of the American people.

Please join our efforts in support of the nation’s health by signing-up for our June 15th Prevention Advocacy Day and Thunderclap and we will provide you with tools to contact your members of Congress to let them know of the importance of investing in prevention and public health.

Take action here: http://healthyamericans.org/health-issues/prevention-fund-virtual-lobby-day/

  • Thank you!

    June 19, 2017

    Dear Colleague,

    Thank you so much for the great individual and organizational response to last week's Virtual Advocacy Day in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. On the Thunderclap alone, over 560 registrants reached an audience of over 772,000 via social media. Our backers' messages got shared and retweeted for and additional social reach of 652,976.

    While the advocacy day is over, it is still critical to contact Members of Congress, particularly the Senate as they continue to work behind the senses on their health care bill. We remain extremely concerned it will contain a similar provision to one in the House-passed American Health Care Act, which repeals the Prevention Fund. Please continue to advocate and encourage your networks as well. Here are some resources to help in your advocacy:

    Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Thanks for all that you do to protect prevention, and improve the public's health.

    All the best,

    Tim Hughes
    External Relations and Outreach Manager
    Trust for America's Health
    thughes@tfah.org
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Trust for America's Health (TFAH) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.

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