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ACA Repeal and the AHCA: A Letter from CPHA President Brian Turner

March 17, 2017

Good afternoon,

Over the past two weeks, Republicans in the U.S. Congress have advanced the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the long anticipated legislative effort to begin repealing major provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. While the Trump Administration and Republicans have clearly stated their goal is to replace the Affordable Care Act with a plan for better affordability, choice and coverage, the current version of the ACHA seriously jeopardizes the lives of Americans.

The Colorado Public Health Association (CPHA) is the state’s largest and oldest public health association, representing a diverse network of public health, health care and social service professionals, advocates, and concerned citizens from across Colorado’s urban, rural and frontier communities. CPHA is committed to making our state the healthiest in the nation, and our nation the healthiest in the world. With these goals in mind, we cannot support the AHCA in its current form.

More than 20 million people currently have health care coverage due to the Affordable Care Act. These millions of Americans have gained health care through the marketplaces and through expansion of the Medicaid program. This coverage is a critical lifeline for these individuals and paramount to helping achieve better health outcomes and reducing long term health care costs. While there are improvements that can be made, the Affordable Care Act has been moving our country in the right direction.
In a dramatic shift, the new Republican AHCA plan would ultimately increase the number of Americans who are uninsured by 24 million, many among our most vulnerable populations. This would harm patients, limit providers’ ability to offer treatment, and place a greater burden on states to fill in funding gaps for uncompensated care.

The proposed ACA repeal also eliminates the Prevention and Public Health Fund, an important source of funding that helps protect the United States against preventable disease, foodborne illnesses, and deadly infections contracted in hospitals, among many other important public health functions. In Colorado, these resources also target critical issues like childhood obesity, breast and cervical cancer screenings, tobacco use, injury prevention, and a coordinated, statewide approach to fighting chronic disease. Killing the Prevention Fund puts these programs and lives at risk.

CPHA opposes the current draft of the AHCA and we urge our members, partners and stakeholders to join us in our shared commitment to a Colorado that is a thriving, competitive and sustainable place to live and work for all. We are here to help you stay informed on the issues, engaged with your communities and vocal with key decision-makers.

CPHA partners with the American Public Health Association to advocate on issues at the federal level. Visit the APHA Advocacy website and use the resources below to be a champion for public health! The time is now!
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With gratitude,
Brian Turner
President

 

Join Us For The March CPHA Outside: Butterfly Pavilion Yoga

 Join CPHA Outside for a rejuvenating Rainforest Yoga session surrounded by exotic plants and beautiful butterflies at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster on Saturday, March 18 at 8:00 a.m.

Sign up as early as possible – space fills quickly!

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National Public Health Week Public Health Advocacy Talks!

What’s PHAT?
A series of short, 10 minute talks on various public health topics. This is a special CPHA and Center for Public Health Practice sponsored event for National Public Health Week

When is it? April 5, 2017 @ noon-1:30pm

Where? In person at Anschutz and via Live Stream

STAY TUNED FOR MORE – coming soon!

 

Join Us For A Webinar!

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators?
Webinar: Mental Health 
Reminder!

Register Now | March 23, 2017 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

If you haven't already registered, please consider joining us on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Mental Health Leading Health Indicators. You’ll also hear how one community organization is implementing the Sources of Strength Program to prevent suicide among youth.

Register today!

 

5th Annual Network Leadership Training Academy
 April 26-28, 2017 – University of Colorado-Denver

Register Now! Limited Spaces Available 
Early Registration Rates End March 17

Many people today find themselves engaged in the “network way of working”- either as a member or leader/backbone of a cross-sector community network. These networks are often developed as a way to leverage the collective knowledge and resources of multiple organizations and communities to address complex social problems. However, traditional approaches to managing these processes primarily include practices that hinder our ability to foster new ways of working across boundaries. Learning to be an effective network leader requires skills to build, manage, and evaluate networks of people and organizations.

The annual Network Leadership Training Academy (NLTA) is a 3-day interactive workshop for network leaders and members from across sectors to develop skills that reflect the adaptive and innovative needs of managing a diverse group of stakeholders. The NLTA creates a space for conversations about network leadership, activities to learn and demonstrate ideas and skills, and practical tools to more effectively manage your individual organization in a network context and lead inter-organizational networks. Hosted by the Center on Network Science at the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs.

We hope you can join us in cultivating a community of network leaders! Please find more event details below.

Early registration pricing ends Friday, March 17. Be sure to register early- we are starting to fill up quickly and limited spaces are available. More information can be found below about conference discounts, scholarships, and hotel rates. 

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