Sign-on letter opposing rollback of OSHA injury reporting rule

Please consider adding your name to a sign-on letter to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta urging him to uphold all provisions of OSHA’s 2016 rule ‘Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses’ rule. The Trump administration has proposed a regulation that will revoke a key part of rule—the one that requires employers  with 250 workers (about

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest/ Mar 1

Today’s News (3/1/18) Transition:  When initiating the idea of a Wellness and Prevention in Health Reform e-newsletter nearly 10 years ago, I had no idea that it would evolve into such a broadly distributed public health resource, which I trust has been useful to you.  As many of you have heard, I’ll soon be transitioning

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest/ Jan 17

Today’s News (1/17/18)  Final opportunity – Trust for America’s Health is circulating an organizational sign-on letter expressing disappointment with the $750 million cut to the Prevention Fund included in the continuing resolution/temporary extenders package passed in December. The letter asks Congress to reject any additional cuts to the Prevention Fund and to replace the CDC funding that was

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / Oct 17

Today’s News (10/17/17)        The President is expected to formally declare the opioid epidemic as a public health emergency next week, following his stated intent to do so back in August. At the same time, some controversy has emerged over his nomination to run the Office of National Drug Control Policy. Further consideration of the CHAMPION Act in

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / Oct 5

Today’s News (10/5/17)        Last evening, the House Energy & Commerce Committee completed marking up a slate of health bills, including the CHAMPION Act, which includes a $6.35 billion cut (FY19-FY26) to the Prevention and Public Health Fund. While the measure moved forward under a party line vote, several panel members expressed strong support for

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / Sept 26

Today’s News (9/26/17)        With yesterday’s announcement by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) that she would not support the Graham-Cassidy bill, prospects for its passage became even more unlikely. It is possible the Senate could still vote to put everyone on record, so please keep calling until the Saturday deadline! And clearly, this remains a rapidly changing environment, so

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / Sept 6

Today’s News (9/6/17)        Reports and Announcements Late last month, the National Academy for State Health Policy released a Directory of State Community Health Worker Models Across the Country.  “As states transform their health systems, many are using Community Health Workers(CHWs) to facilitate care coordination, enhance access to community-based services, and address social determinants of

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / Aug 8

Today’s News (8/8/17)      Thirteen U.S. Senators wrote to the Food and Drug Administration expressing concern over its 2016 tobacco product ‘deeming rule.’  “There is no reason for the Agency to delay oversight of newly-regulated tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and cigars that contain kid-appealing flavors and are actively marketed to children.”      

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / July 25

Today’s News (7/25/17)         Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated that the Senate is still scheduled to hold a vote today to consider some version of the budget reconciliation package, which would repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  As you know, all the bills we have seen so

Urgent: Help Defeat ACA Repeal Vote in Senate on Tuesday

The Senate will be voting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 25) to decide whether or not to move forward with repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Repeal of the ACA will have significant adverse public health impacts including eliminating the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which provides important funding for the prevention of acute and chronic diseases.

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / July 19

Today’s News (7/19/17)         A big day yesterday, as efforts to move the Senate health care legislation have again failed. Thank you to our public health partners for continuing to hold the line during this current legislative session (and in prior ones, of course).  Your time and energy has been well served! The

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / June 15

Today’s News (6/15/17)             Take Action Thanks so much for the great individual and organizational response to today’s Thunderclap, with over 550 registrants reaching over 750,000 via social media. Today is also our Virtual Advocacy Day in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and other important public health provisions threatened by

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / June 13

Today’s News (6/13/17)       Please note that there are quite a few impending deadlines in today’s Digest, as Senate action on the American Health Care Act is possible in the coming days and weeks and many groups are also focused on budget and appropriations threats.       Take Action Thanks so much to

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest / June 9

Today’s News (6/9/17)             Take Action Following House passage of the American Health Care Act and news that the Senate may soon take up similar legislation, we urge individuals and organizations to join Trust for America’s Health and our partner organizations on Thursday, June 15th for a Virtual Advocacy Day in support of the Prevention

Movement for Black Lives Platform: How can public health take action?

  Saturday, May 6, 12pm-4pm BARHII, 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 520, Oakland, CA Suggested donation: $20* (no one turned away for lack of funds.) Register: Join other public health professionals for a potluck lunch and lively action-oriented workshop about how we can use our skills and roles in public health to advance

Anti-Racism Author Tim Wise Speaking in the Bay Area April 18

SURJ Bay Area presents Anti-Racism Educator & Author Tim Wise on Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 pm Acclaimed anti-racism author and educator Tim Wise will speak at a benefit to raise funds for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and All of Us or None’s statewide mobilization to Sacramento on May 8th –  Quest for Democracy Advocacy Day.

CPHA-N Letter Supports Prop 63 to Expand Provisional Driving Program

March 10, 2017 The Honorable Tim Frazier State Capitol Building Room 3091 Sacramento, CA 94249-0011 Tel: (916) 319-2011; Fax: (916) 319-2111 Re: AB 63, as introduced December 12, 2016 Dear Assembly Member Frazier: I am writing on behalf of the California Public Health Association-North (CPHA-N), representing the multiple disciplines of public health practitioners in northern

URGENT ACTION NEEDED—Protect Key Component of Affordable Care Act (Update)

URGENT ACTION REQUEST—UPDATE Contact California Members of Congress to Protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), a Key Public Health Component of Affordable Care Act (ACA) Timeframe and Opportunity: Immediate Through End of April 2017. A draft of the first set of proposed amendments to ACA was just circulated. It contains the termination of

Lobby Day March 7 / Build Agenda for National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference

Less Than 3 Weeks To Go Prep for Lobby Day (March 7th) and Build Your Agenda for the 2017 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference With less than 3 weeks to go before we’re all together in DC, we wanted to send you a quick to-do list to help prepare you for the conference. Not registered yet? Register here.

People’s Climate March on Washington in April for Jobs, Justice, and Climate

Join the People’s Climate Movement this April 29th in Washington, D.C. and across the country to stand up for our communities and climate. Throughout the first 100 days in office, the People’s Climate Movement is organizing a country-wide arc of action, culminating on April 29th in Washington DC in a powerful mobilization to unite all of our

Advocacy: Tell Congress to Oppose the Repeal of the Affordable Care Act

Join us in telling Congress to oppose any effort to repeal or weaken the Affordable Care Act. Last week the Senate introduced a budget resolution that takes the first step toward repealing the landmark health law. The Senate is expected to have a series of votes on amendments this week, followed by a final vote late in

Stand Up For Healthcare Rally and March January 20 in SF

Stand Up For Healthcare Rally and March Friday 5pm, January 20 United Nations Plaza in SF On Market between 7th & 8th Streets (Civic Center BART)   Dear Healthcare Activist, Please rally with us on January 20 in San Francisco for Medicare for All (HR 676).  See how you can help build the rally below. Donald Trump’s healthcare priorities

Health Activist Dinner at APHA Meeting

2016 HEALTH ACTIVIST DINNER at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting “In the Shadow of Rocky Flats: The Perils of a New Nuclear Arms Race” Presentation by Bob Gould and Tony Robbins  Award Presentations Paul Cornely Award Presented to Camara Jones, MD, MPH, PhD APHA President and Senior Fellow, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Cardiovascular

Prop 56 Campaign Opposes Big Tobacco, Seeks to Protect Our Kids

As of September 13, there are only 56 days until Election Day — just 56 days left to counter Big Tobacco’s lies and spread the word that voting Yes on 56 is a vote to protect our kids. This is an important moment for our campaign, and there are two things we need your help

Stand with Doctors to Fight Climate Change

Dear Health Professionals for Clean Air, Thank you so very much for your ongoing support of our clean air and climate work to create a healthier future for all. We have just two weeks to go before the end of the legislative session and we are working hard to ensure passage of our two key

APHA: Inside Public Health, August 2016

 Click here to read this month’s Inside Public Health from APHA. August 2016  Register for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo by Aug. 11 for early-bird discount Have you registered for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo? Registerby Aug. 11 to take advantage of the early-bird discount rate. Join us in Denver, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, as we bring

Save the Date: Yes on 56 Kick-Off August 3rd

Help Kick Off Yes on 56! Join the Sacramento Save Lives California Coalition for a night of advocacy, new friends and fun! When: Wednesday, August 3rd from 6-7:30pm Where: American Lung Association, 1531 “I” Street, Suite 201, Sacramento Cost: FREE!!!!! RSVP: By participating in this event, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow advocates like

Use Your Voice: Demand Action for Public Health

Dear friend of public health: Congress is on recess through Sept. 2, which means now is an excellent time to reach out to your senators and representative. If we speak out together, our leaders in Congress are more likely to pay attention. Together, we can push Congress to take meaningful strides toward creating the healthiest

Call for Nominations: 2016 HMPRG Awards and Young Health Activist Award

Nominations for the 2016 HMPRG Awards are due soon on Sunday, July 17! Submit a nomination today and help celebrate the individuals and organizations in our community whose work exemplifies Health & Medicine’s mission to promote social justice and challenge inequities in health and health care. To learn more and nominate a person or group whose work inspires

APHA: Inside Public Health, June 2016

Click here to read Inside Public Health newsletter from APHA. Featuring: Registration opens for APHA’s 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo  The world of public health will come together for APHA 2016 in Denver this fall. Learn the latest science, network with colleagues and meet new partners. You won’t find a better opportunity to embrace your profession and