Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest/ Feb 6

 Today’s News (2/6/18)
  • The House Appropriations Committee has released text of a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded through March 23rd that would include funding for the Department of Defense along with a number of health provisions and extenders.  While the proposed House bill (Rules amendment to H.R. 1892) does restore partial funding to the Prevention Fund in FY 2019 – FY 2021, it also would mean a net reduction to the Prevention Fund of $4.85 billion by FY 2027. The bill would also eliminate the Prevention Fund starting in FY 2028.  For your reference:
  • statement issued earlier today by Trust for America’s Health.
  • chart illustrating the bill’s short and long-term effects on the Fund.
  • The House Rules Committee could begin the process of moving this bill this afternoon, with a House vote to follow shortly thereafter.  Because all of this is moving particularly fast, the outcome of this legislation is still unclear in the House and the Senate.  As you know, Congress must act before this Thursday’s (midnight) deadline to avoid another government shutdown. Please reach out to House and Senate Leadership and other members of Congress to voice your opposition to this proposal.
      Take Action
  • Late Monday afternoon the House Rules Committee approved a resolution that would permit the full House to consider H.R. 772, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act later this week.  The bill would significantly alter the national menu labeling requirements. TFAH sent a letter to the committee urging opposition to H.R. 772. The Center for Science in the Public Interest has an action alert you can use to weigh in.
      Reports and Announcements
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement “on new steps to help prevent new addiction, curb abuse and overdose related to opioid products.”
  • TFAH has published a new public health story from Jackson, MS — Building a Community Roadmap to Health and Equity, authored by the Mississippi Roadmap to Health Equity. Members of the Roadmap steering committee laid out a roadmap for a healthy present and an even healthier future, especially for the economically-disadvantaged citizens of Jackson.
  • The Hill published two public health focused op-eds, from:
    • Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on the resignation of Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald and why “the greatest threat to CDC – and therefore a significant threat to the health of all Americans – is that CDC will not receive the funding it needs to protect the United States.”
    • American Lung Association President and CEO Harold Wimmer “on why Congress’ repeated trouble funding the federal government is a threat to Americans’ health.”
  • new report from the de Beaumont Foundation and the BUILD Health Challenge “examines how hospitals and health systems can drastically improve their community engagement work by fostering cross-collaborative partnerships. It contains best practices, executive-level insights, and how-to guides for connecting community and hospital leaders.”
  • A heads up from the Collaborative for Effective Prescription Opioid Policies (CEPOP) that The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a new map that “outlines state laws and regulations around usage of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), including prescriber use mandates, type and duration of checks, and other related exemptions.”

      Upcoming Events 

  • The House Energy & Commerce Committee is hosting hearings the week of February 26th to focus on the opioid epidemic. The hearings have yet to be scheduled.
  • Join the National WIC Association for two upcoming events showcasing the WIC program “through photo, video, and in-person testimonials.” A reception will be held Monday, March 5th, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. with a Congressional briefing the following day, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • Reminder – TFAH will be hosting two Congressional briefings in February:
Opportunities/Deadlines    
     Sign On Documents and Opportunities for Input
  • The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) is asking organizations to sign a pledge to have healthy meetings, conferences, and events.  To assist organizations, NANA has developed a Healthy Meeting Toolkit. (no deadline)
     Regulatory Comments
       Funding Opportunities and Awards
  • The Collaborative on Health Reform and Independent Living has announced a new 2018-2019 postdoctoral program in disability policy research. It is “seeking qualified candidates who are interested in developing research on people with disabilities to influence policies, opportunities, and outcomes for this community.” Each fellow will be hired as a research associate at the Washington State University (WSU) Department of Health Policy and Administration.
  • Voices for Healthy Kids is currently accepting grant applications for campaigns focused on “effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy issue campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children.” Grants should be focused on one of the targeted policy levers. (Deadline, Friday)
  • The Kresge Foundation will begin accepting applications on April 2nd for its Emerging Leaders in Public Health (ELPH) initiative – “an 18-month leadership development initiative aimed at helping current and future local public health department leaders advance innovative models, which improve their organizations and position them for new opportunities to meet the changing health needs of their communities.” (Deadline, April 30th)
Upcoming Events

Examining Community Health Worker Models in Managing Chronic Conditions
Sponsored by the Urban Institute
Tuesday, February 6th, 9:30 a.m. – Noon
2100 M Street NW, 5th Floor
Strengthening the Carrying Capacity of Local Health and Social Service Networks
Sponsored by the Systems for Action National Program Office
Wednesday, February 7th, Noon (EST) – webinar
10th Kristen Anderson Moore Lecture- Childhood Lead Poisoning Discussion
Sponsored by Child Trends
Thursday, February 8th, 10:00 a.m.
Bethesda, MD

To register

Cultivating Our Roots: Leveraging a Gendered and Cultured Lens to Advance Community Strategies to Improve Population Wide Mental Health and Wellbeing
Sponsored by Dialogue4Health
Thursday, February 8th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
For more information and to register

 
2018 AMCHP Annual Conference
Sponsored by the Association of Maternal And Child Health Programs
February 10th – 13th
Crystal City, VA
Active Living Research Conference
Sponsored by Active Living Research, Alberta Centre for Active Living, and Elsevier
February 11th – 14th
Banff, Canada
Agents of Change Summit
February 12th and 13th
San Diego, CA
Campaign to End Obesity Report Card Briefing
Monday, February 12th, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
U.S. Capitol, Room HC-8

For more information and to register

Advance Planning for Independence and Autonomy
Sponsored by the University of Albany School of Public Health
Thursday, February 15th, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EST) – webinar

For more information and to register

Linking Medical Homes to Social Service Systems for Medicaid Populations
Sponsored by the Systems for Action National Program Office
Wednesday, February 21st, Noon (EST) – webinar
Healthcare Disaster Resilience: A View to the Future with Implications for PAHPRA 2018
Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
Thursday, February 22nd, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
National Press Club

For more information and to register

Successfully Meeting the New CACFP Nutrition Standards: Selecting, Purchasing, and Accessing Affordable Healthy Foods for CACFP Child Care and Afterschool Programs
National Anti-Hunger Policy Pre-Conference
Saturday, February 24th, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference
Sponsored by Feeding America and the Food Research & Action Center
February 25th – 27th
Washington, DC
Obesity Care Network Advocacy Day
Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and Obesity Care Advocacy Network
Tuesday, February 27th, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Washington, DC

For more information and to register

Innovation and Quality in Public Health
Sponsored by the Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Tuesday, February 27th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
From the Ground Up: Built Environment Strategies and Support for Walkable Communities
Sponsored by America Walks
Tuesday, February 27th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EST) – webinar
For more information and to register

The Heart of New Ulm: Population Health Takes a Village
Sponsored by the Public Health Foundation (PHF)
Wednesday, March 21st, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar
SHAPE America National Conference & Expo
March 20th – 24th
Nashville, TN

For more information and to register

The 2018 International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association
Convention & Trade Show
March 21st – 24th
San Diego, CA
28th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference
March 26th – 30th
San Diego, CA
New Jersey Statewide Network for Cultural Competence Quarterly Meeting
March 29th, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. (adjusted time)
DCF Professional Center, New Brunswick, NJ
National Public Health Week
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association
April 2nd – 8th
Announcing Intersections: Creating Culturally Complete Streets
Sponsored by the National Complete Streets Coalition and Transportation for America’s Arts & Culture Team
April 3rd – 4th
Nashville Music City Center, Nashville, TN
SOPHE Conference- Igniting Change and Innovation: The Impact of Health Education
Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education
April 4th – 6th
Columbus, OH

For more information and to register

Climate & Health Solutions for Our Future Conference
Sponsored by the Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health
April 8th – 10th
George Mason University, Arlington, VA

For more information and to register

National Reduce Tobacco Use Conference
Sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth
April 8th – 11th
Norfolk, VA
Testing and Integrated Delivery and Financing System for Older Adults with Health and Social Needs
Sponsored by the Systems for Action National Program Office
Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 12 p.m. (EDT) – webinar
2018 Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions
Sponsored by the Society of Behavioral Medicine
April 11th – 14th
New Orleans, LA
SYNChronicity Conference
Sponsored by HealthHIV
April 22nd – 24th
Arlington, VA
Testing a Shared Decision-Making Model for Health and Social Service Delivery in East Harlem
Sponsored by the Systems for Action National Program Office
Wednesday, April 25th, Noon (EDT) – webinar
Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
Sponsored by the National Association for Health and Fitness
May 2018
Engaging in a Culture of Health: Making Waves in the Land of 10,000 Lakes
2018 National Health Outreach Conference
May 2nd – 4th
Bloomington, MN
International Results in Health Conference
Sponsored by Clear Impact and WNC Health Network
May 16th – 18th
Crowne Plaza Resort, Asheville, NC

For more information and to register

NNPHI Annual Conference and Workforce Development Forum
Sponsored by the National Network of Public Health Institutes
May 22nd – 24th
New Orleans, LA
Preventive Medicine 2018
Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine
May 22nd – 25th
Sheraton Grand Chicago, Chicago, IL
Preventive Medicine Conference- Full Day Learning  Institute
Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine
May 23rd – 26th
Chicago, Il

For more information and to register

2018 National School-Based Health Care Convention
Sponsored by the School-Based Health Alliance
June 24th – 27th
JW Marriott, Indianapolis, IN
2018 Healthy Aging Summit
Sponsored by the American College of Preventive Medicine
July 16th – 17th
Washington, DC
For more information and to register (abstract deadline February 5th)
2018 Public Health Law Conference
Sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
October 4th – 6th
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ
National Health Education Week
Sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education
October 15th – 19th

For more information

Integrated Care Conference
Sponsored by Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
October 18th – 20th
Rochester, NY
American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo
November 10th -14th
San Diego Convention Center
For more information (registration opens in June)
Community Integrated Health Conference
Sponsored by the Community Integrated Health Collaboration
December 10th – 12th
Washington Hilton Hotel

For more information

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