Posts tagged "Prevention and Public Health Fund"
Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Public health is a best buy: Protect the Prevention Fund

Despite its overwhelming success, the Prevention and Public Health Fund is at risk. We remain concerned that the fund may be eliminated in negotiations over health insurance coverage. If the fund is slashed in negotiations, Congress will let the enormous potential of creating a healthier nation slip through its fingers.
House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

House adopts ‘devastating’ budget agreement

The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday approved a framework to guide federal spending for the next fiscal year with dangerous implications for public health.
Prevention fund ‘is alive and well,’ says Harkin citing APHA support

Prevention fund ‘is alive and well,’ says Harkin citing APHA support

Sen. Tom Harkin urged colleagues to adopt the omnibus spending bill and spoke of a particular virtue of the measure — full allocation of the Prevention and Public Health Fund — and APHA's support of it.
Congress marginally boosts key public health programs in omnibus spending bill

Congress marginally boosts key public health programs in omnibus spending bill

Congress released its spending package for fiscal year 2014 late Monday with implications for a range of public health priorities.
Successful Community Transformation Grants show importance of public health funding

Successful Community Transformation Grants show importance of public health funding

Demonstrating the success of public health is vital in protecting funding for the nation’s health. One of the most palpable examples is the ongoing success of Community Transformation Grants, or CTGs.
TFAH reports Prevention Fund facts, success

TFAH reports Prevention Fund facts, success

The impact of the Prevention and Public Health Fund, suggests a Trust for America’s Health report, may be determined by the future health of this generation’s children.

3 steps to stronger prevention funding

U.S. citizens from coast to coast recognize the importance of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. However, the sequester — which has already slashed $51 million from the law set in place by the Affordable Care Act — puts the fund in great danger in years to come.

The future of public health depends on storytelling

“Bottom line — the fiscal cliff presents a major threat to the Prevention Fund and also to public health. A solution could be worse for us than sequestration.” That’s the directive from from Emily Holubowich, Executive Director of the Coalition for Health Funding, who described the all but certain future of public health as lawmakers on...

Sequestration will have far-reaching impact on health

Tough cuts to federal public health funding loom large for local communities across the country as Congress nears its deadline to pass a federal deficit reduction plan.
Report charts troubling trajectory of obesity epidemic

Report charts troubling trajectory of obesity epidemic

We all know that obesity rates in the U.S. are climbing in communities across the country among children and adults alike. A report out today by the Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation warns that if little action is taken to turn the tide on the disease soon, we could be setting...

APHA e-tool provides guidance for tracking public health policy

APHA and the Public Health Foundation have jointly released a tool for health departments to measure and improve performance for public health policies.

Prevention and Public Health Fund paying off in communities

In Iowa, dental practices are expanding tobacco and blood pressure screenings. In Hennepin County, Minn., a new system is linking patients with clinical and community programs. And in Wisconsin, advocates are working to implement smoke-free policies in low-income housing.