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Call your Congressperson today to oppose the AHCA and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act!

Posted: April 27, 2017

News broke today that House Republicans may bring the bill back to the House floor as early as this week now that they have gained additional support from the most conservative members of their caucus with the proposed new changes outlined below.  Please help us oppose the American Health Care Act by calling representatives!

Keep the message simple:

  • The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would eliminate critical public health funding by repealing the Prevention and Public Health Fund
  • The AHCA would result in up to 24 million Americans losing health insurance coverage by 2026.  
  • The amended version of the AHCA would allow states to:  
    • opt out of the ACA’s requirements to cover 10 Essential Health Benefits
    • opt out of the ACA’s community rating requirements (prevents health insurers from varying premiums within a geographic area based on age, gender, health status or other factors)
    • opt out of the ACA’s requirements on how much older Americans are charged for coverage
    • end the Medicaid expansion under the ACA
    • turn the underlying Medicaid program into a per capita program which would cut $839 billion in federal Medicaid contributions to the state over the next decade

Urge members of Congress to work together in a bipartisan manner to build upon the Affordable Care Act to make it even stronger


Additional talking points on the American Health Care Act can be found here.

There is at least one moderate Republican from the House of Representatives who needs to hear from constituents and other leaders in their state urging them to oppose the American Health Care Act, legislation to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act and the new proposed amendment to the AHCA.

ESPECIALLY if you are represented by either of the following representatives, please call them today:

CO-03    Scott Tipton

CO-06    Mike Coffman

Look up your congressperson here.

 

Members: Tell Us Your Professional And Personal News

Posted: April 26, 2017

The Colorado Public Health Association would like to feature your news in our communications with members. 

If you have something to report professionally or personally, and would like us to share it with the membership at large, please complete this form

And be sure to keep an eye out for these member news items in coming emails from the association!

 

Join Us For The May CPHA Webinar

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM MDT

Register Here

Brought to you by the Colorado Public Health Association and the Colorado Society for Public Health Educators.

Personal and institutional bias and racism are a daily reality in the United States, and the public health implications are resounding. White Coats for Black Lives (WC4BL) is a growing community of health professionals advancing racial equality and health equity. In this webinar, WC4BL representatives will take a historical look at these issues and explain the contemporary context for the Black Lives Matter movement. We will also examine what makes a movement a success or failure, and then discuss how health professionals can make a meaningful contribution to this effort.

 

Join APHA For The Following Webinars

Climate Changes Health: Community Design and Transportation

April 28, 1-2 p.m EST

Learn how climate change strategies can improve community design and transportation practices. Presenters will discuss approaches to support healthy, equitable communities. This is the third webinar supporting the American Public Health Association's Year of Climate Change and Health.


Plan4Health Nutrition Webinar

Tuesday, May 9 
2 p.m. EST

Join us for the third webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Aaron Mondada from the Idaho Plan4Health Coalition and Melissa Oden from Plan4Health Tarrant County will talk about nutrition focused policies, systems and environmental strategies. Shiriki Kumanyika, Past APHA President, will moderate the discussion. 

Objectives

  • Discuss policies, systems and environmental strategies focused on nutrition.
  • Describe successes, challenges and lessons learned when implementing policies, systems and environmental change related to nutrition.
  
Register today!

About Plan4Health: 
The Plan4Health project is a collaboration between the American Planning Association and the American Public Health Association. The project represents significant cross-sector support for policy, systems and environment changes, as well as an opportunity to build leadership among our members.

 

Announcing the National Public Health Week PhotoVoice Challenge Winners for National Public Health Week 2017! 

Posted: April 18, 2017

See our first place:

Second Place:

Can be viewed here!

And third place winners!

 
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