April 14, 2011
On April 13, the U.S. House voted to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund by a vote of 236 to 183. This measure would absolutely gut the important investments made in community-based health initiatives established under health care reform, initiatives largely targeted toward improvements in the management and ultimate prevention of chronic disease. To see President Obama's statement on this issue, please click here.
It is important for all ABC members to contact your two U.S. Senators. Urge your Senators to oppose any efforts to abolish the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
To contact your U.S. Representative:
ABC will post more details on the proposed rule next week. However, several provisions stand out upon initial review:
Remember - your voices count most in dealing with your lawmakers. Please be heard today!
Dr. Roquell Wyche,
ABC Advocacy Chair