Navigation Links
APHA Releases Public Health Priorities for New Congress and Administration
Date:1/14/2009

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress begins its first term and the Obama administration prepares to assume power, the American Public Health Association (APHA) urges our elected leaders to recognize the importance of public health as the foundation for a strong national health system.

To this end, APHA calls on the president and Congress to:

  • Increase access to health care. APHA urges the administration to ensure that each individual has access to quality and affordable health care. As an important first step, APHA calls on Congress and the administration to act quickly to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program.

  • Ensure health reform bill strengthens the nation's health system. We must invest in strengthening the nation's public health system by supporting community-based programs and interventions, expanding our primary care and public health work force, and working to eliminate health inequities.

  • Increase funding for vital public health agencies and programs. APHA calls for a dramatic increase in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other public health service agencies.

  • Address the public health implications of transportation policy. Communities would benefit from a transportation system that enables all residents to access affordable and secure housing, nutritious food, clean air and water, mass transportation, safe sidewalks, streets and playgrounds, health services and opportunities for social networking.

  • Give FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products. APHA urges our leaders to pass legislation that will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration the authority to effectively regulate the manufacturing, marketing, labeling, distribution and sale of tobacco products.

  • Address the public health impacts of climate change. We urge the administration and Congress to ensure that strong provisions to address the public health consequences of climate change are included in any climate change legislation considered.

For further details, visit http://www.apha.org/about/news/pressreleases/2009/APHA_legislative_priorities.htm.

"Each of these recommendations is an essential component of a holistic strategy aimed at improving health in our nation," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP, executive director of APHA. "By making a national commitment to protecting and promoting health through an investment in a strong public health infrastructure, we have the potential to become the healthiest nation in one generation."

Learn more about the APHA at http://www.apha.org/about/news/presskit/boilerplate.htm.


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Public Health Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Grocery Manufacturers Association Releases Science Policy Paper on Sodium and Salt
2. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases December Advisory
3. RingingCedarsofRussia.org Releases Pine Nut Oil Research Showing That Digestive and Stomach Disorders Respond to Unique Super Food: Siberian Pine Nut Oil
4. CSC Announces New Releases of Enterprise Content Management Solutions for Life Sciences Industry
5. HIMSS Releases Health IT Blueprint for Obama Administration and Congress
6. The Adventures of Scooter McDoogal Releases Trilogy of Human Anatomy Comic Books
7. Americans United for Life Releases Eight New Model Legislation & Policy Guides: Twenty-Three Model Legislation & Policy Guides Now Available
8. pMDsoft Releases Native Charge Capture Software for iPhone
9. Z Trim Holdings, Inc. Releases Letter to Shareholders
10. STOP Obesity Alliance Releases Obesity GPS to Change Americas Course in the Fight Against Overweight and Obesity
11. PatentStorm Releases U.S. Patent Applications and Other Features
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... ... Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh in Abilene, Texas, has published a new ... not. Yisrayl says with so many titles and names for the Creator, it’s hard ... a little Scripture, backed with a lot of research, the truth is undeniable. , ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... ... April 28, 2017 , ... Woolsy Corporation Limited, a ... its Nova Skin Sciences division, recently announced the launch of Allumière Antiaging Cream, ... power of an anti-aging concentrate. , Anogeissus Leiocarpa Bark Extract and ...
(Date:4/28/2017)... Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2017 , ... ... system, today announced an alliance with B. Braun Medical Inc. , a leader ... role in patient care with as many as 90 percent of hospital patients receiving ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... , ... April 27, 2017 , ... ... natural deodorant. On the heels of Thinksport’s award-winning sunscreen they’ve used the same ... that actually works! , Countless deodorants flood the aisles that contain harmful chemicals ...
(Date:4/27/2017)... ... April 27, 2017 , ... Goodcents Deli Fresh Subs announced ... Lincoln, Neb. area this year. , The first new location will open at ... will open at 84th and Northern Lights Drive this fall. And the third location ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/19/2017)... NEW YORK , April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... This report on the prostate cancer ... of the global market. Increasing prevalence of prostate ... as innovation in the development of new drugs ... hormone-refractory prostate cancer drug due to lesser side ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... biopharmaceutical company developing new treatments for cancer and ... of its previously announced underwritten public offering of ... public offering price of $2.00 per share, before ... expenses payable by Sorrento.  The net proceeds to ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... N.J. , April 19, 2017  Novartis ... by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ... demonstrating that 58% of patients with treatment-naïve severe ... months when treated with eltrombopag at the initiation ... . The study evaluated three sequential treatment groups, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: