Navigation Links
TFAH to Testify at Congressional HELP Committee Hearing on Prevention and Public Health on Dec. 10
Date:12/9/2008

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Trust for America's Health (TFAH) Executive Director Jeff Levi, Ph.D., will be testifying tomorrow, December 10th before the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing on "Prevention and Public Health: The Key to Transforming our Sickcare System."

The hearing will be held at 10 AM in room 192 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

"TFAH believes that a strong public health system and public policies focused on disease prevention should be a cornerstone of a health reform plan," Levi will testify. He will highlight seven points related to prevention and health reform, including that:

  • Universal, quality coverage and access to health care are critical to protecting and promoting the health of Americans.
  • Investment in both community-based and clinical prevention is critical to ensuring that universal coverage is as cost-effective as possible.
  • Stable and reliable funding for core public health functions and community-based prevention is essential.
  • A national prevention plan that harnesses the potential of existing federal programs across the government is long overdue.
  • The public health workforce must be strengthened to maximize the potential of public health to contribute to better health and lower health care costs.
  • The concept of quality assurance and evidence-based interventions should be extended to all public health programs, including community-based prevention.
  • A reformed health care system must be prepared to react to and mitigate the consequences of a public health emergency.

Trust for America's Health 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. www.healthyamericans.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE Trust for America's Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Testifying Before Congress, Trust for Americas Health Urges FDA Spending Cap Until Realistic Budget Request is Made
2. Consumer Advocate to Testify Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy
3. Benjamin England, Former FDA Regulatory Counsel, to Testify on FDA Import Strategic Plan Before House Appropriations Subcommittee
4. Congressional Briefing on Civic Engagement
5. After Financial Bailout, a Long Term Care Bailout? No, Industry Expert Says, Pointing to Recent Congressional Action
6. Nations Leading Healthcare Providers, Unions to Share Solutions With Congressional Leaders for Healthcare Crisis
7. Updated MD-CARE Act Receives Final Congressional Approval
8. Lilly to Sponsor Congressional Black Caucus Foundations Annual Legislative Conference
9. PSEG Supports Quick Congressional Action on Clean Air in Wake of Courts Rescinding of CAIR
10. APHA Applauds Congressional Override of Medicare Veto
11. American Life League Applauds Congressional Action Against Planned Parenthood
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... replacement options at his office, Antoine Dental Center. Currently, patients can get single ... restrictions may apply, but patients can learn more about these offers by contacting ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... An in-depth computational analysis of genetic variants implicated ... to eight genes that may explain why susceptibility to one of the disorders could ... study published today in the journal npj Schizophrenia. , “There is a wealth ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... In the Health Care IT campaign, ... priority because it’s not if you will be attacked, but when.” However, he and ... to digital health care. , Improvements in auditing and monitoring have taken security in ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... ... February 24, 2017 , ... The narrative in “ Signal ... Schanssema ’s true account of his paramedic experiences. Schanssema describes the tragedies he saw, ... his attempts to overcome them. , Schanssema, initially unsure of the career path he ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... Abilene, Texas (PRWEB) , ... February 24, 2017 , ... ... article that focuses on Bible Prophecy concerning this present generation. Yisrayl makes an ... of this current generation. He explains that the Bible details the current times ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Visiomed, the French leader in ... is changing the landscape of healthcare with their ... pro-active, custom-made solutions. Recognizing the rising demand of ... healthcare without walls, Visiomed has launched BewellConnect, the ... healthcare professionals that is empowering the lives of ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... LG Innotek hat heute die weltweit erste ... das 1,5-fache des 45-mW-Moduls der Konkurrenz. UV-C ... und 280 nm und eignet sich damit für Sterilisationsaufgaben. Es ... zerstört. Das Produkt von LG Innotek erzeugt UV-Strahlung im ... ...
(Date:2/23/2017)... 2017 Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a global medical ... treatment of chronic pain, today reported financial results for the ... 2016 Accomplishment & Highlights: Achieved ... increase of 228% as reported, over the prior year ... of 612% over the prior year International ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: