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Taking Action for Community Prevention: Protecting the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Wednesday, September 8 
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time

Please join Prevention Institute, Policylink, Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health for a Web Forum.

Register now.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund we all worked so hard for is in jeopardy. On September 14th, Congress will vote on an amendment to the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act that would virtually eliminate the Prevention Fund. The Johanns amendment #4596 unnecessarily targets community prevention and we need to take action to protect the Fund. Join us for this important webinar to get the most up-to-date information and find out how you can get involved.

The Prevention and Public Health Fund represents a historic opportunity to support the health, safety, and equity of individuals, families, and communities across the country. Community prevention efforts--from building safe and accessible play areas to farmers' markets--are essential to saving money, saving lives, and building equity.

This isn't the first time that the Prevention Fund has been threatened. And it may not be the last. It is essential that we take action to mobilize opposition to the Johanns Amendment in order to support community prevention and protect the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

This webinar will cover:

  • the status of the Johanns Amendment;
  • activities taking place in Washington, D.C. to advocate for community-based prevention now and in the future; and
  • options for how you, your organizations, and your partners can take action in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund.

 We must ensure that community-based prevention is fully funded and supported in federal policy as we move forward with the implementation of health reform. 

Click here to register.

 Sponsored by Public Health Institute, Prevention Institute, PolicyLink, and Trust for America's Health

Judith Bell, MPA 

Larry Cohen, MSW
Executive Director
Prevention Institute

Richard Hamburg, MPA 
Deputy Director
Trust for America's Health

Jeff Levi, PhD 
Executive Director
Trust for America's Health

Mary Pittman, DrPH
President & CEO
Public Health Institute

Matthew Marsom (Moderator)
Director of Public Policy 
Public Health Institute

For more you can do to support this critical effort, visit our Health Reform Advocacy page.

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