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MPHA Advocacy and Policy Committee signed on to letters addressing the following issues this past quarter:

  • To the Senate leaders of the Finance Committee and the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee supporting reauthorization of CHIP and other expired safety net health programs, but opposing efforts to cut and use the Prevention and Public Health Fund as an offset to pay for the legislation - as was done in bill passed by the House of Representatives and opposed by APHA.

  • Calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration to protect strong clean cars standards and California’s vehicle emissions authority to protect public health from air pollution and climate change.

  • While it is unclear where the direction originated and both HHS and CDC have denied the existence of any “banned words”, many in the public health community believe this is an important opportunity to weigh in with HHS leadership to show strong support for CDC and to call on HHS leaders to ensure that CDC and other agency staff are able to use appropriate, established and clear language in explaining the important work of CDC’s programs.

    To that end, several public health organizations have come together to develop an organizational sign on letter to HHS Acting Secretary Eric Hargan expressing concern about the reports and requesting a further explanation from HHS.

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