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January 4th, 2012

Webinar — Taking Action to Support the Prevention and Public Health Fund in 2012

Wednesday, January 18
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Pacific Standard Time
2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Although the Prevention Fund survived the end-of-the-year budget negotiations, the threat to the Fund continues to be very real.  Representatives and Senators return to Washington, D.C. in mid-January to negotiate longer-term extensions to the payroll tax reduction, federal unemployment benefits, and to maintain Medicare reimbursement for physicians—and the Prevention Fund will likely be used as a bartering chip.

The American Public Health Association, PolicyLink, Prevention Institute, Public Health Institute and Trust for America's Health invite you to join in a discussion to review strategies to educate elected officials about the value of prevention and public health-related programs (with an emphasis on outcomes and results) and to identify action steps you can take to help protect funding for public health in 2012. Please join us for this interactive Web Forum.

The Web Forum will include:

  • A discussion of the latest national developments from Capitol Hill and Washington, DC, including a review of the payroll tax and 'doc-fix' extension and the impact on public health priorities.
  • Updates on collaborative efforts among partner organizations in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund given recent proposed cuts.
  • A review of funding and policy changes included in the final Federal Fiscal Year Appropriations for 2012 that will impact public health programs in the year ahead.
  • A look-ahead to 2012 and call to action for public health advocates and partners, including a review of strategies that community advocates can use to showcase the value of prevention.

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