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TFAH Applauds 'Affordable Health Choices Act' for Making Prevention a Cornerstone of Health Reform
Date:6/10/2009

pendent Preventive Services Task Force to review scientific evidence related to the effectiveness, appropriateness, and cost-effectiveness of clinical preventive services; and
  • Funding for research in the area of public health services and systems, including examining evidence-based practices relating to prevention, focusing in particular on the National Prevention Strategy or Healthy People 2020.

  • CREATING A STABLE, RELIABLE FUNDING STREAM FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

    • Establishment of a Prevention and Public Health Investment Fund to expand and sustain a national investment in prevention and public health programs at a level of $10 billion per year, over and above current FY 2008 levels of funding for prevention, wellness and public health. Public health has been chronically underfunded for decades, and the core infrastructure of the system needs to be modernized.

    SUPPORTING PREVENTION BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE

    • Establishment of Community Transformation Grants under a Creating Healthier Communities program, to support prevention outside the doctor's office for community-based disease prevention, such as programs to promote physical activity, create smoke-free environments, and make nutritious food more affordable and available. These initiatives make healthy choices easier choices for more Americans -- awarding competitive grants to state and local governmental agencies and community-based organizations for the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of proven evidence-based community preventive health activities to reduce chronic disease rates, address health disparities, and develop a stronger evidence-base of effective prevention programs;
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