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Health Care Update From Frontline Public Affairs!

Posted: March 27, 2017

Well, it looks more and more likely that the last 45ish days of the Colorado Legislative session will have more to do with health care than the first 75 days did. This despite (or maybe because of?) the failure of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in Congress.

Hospital Provider Fee: We are waiting for a pending bill from Senator Sonnenberg to reclassifying the Hospital Provider Fee to reduce the negative impact on rural hospitals. 

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NPHW: Public Health Networking Event


Be a Part Of NPHW: Public Health Advocacy Talks!

Register Here!

  • Public Health Advocacy - Dr. Tista Ghosh, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Using Data to Tell You Public Health Story - TBD, Colorado Health Institute
  • Mental Health is Public Health - Brian Turner, Colorado Behavioral Health Council
  • The Root Causes of Health Disparities: Public Health Leading the Way - Joe Sammen, Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved
  • Community Engagement - Sarah Lampe, Colorado Foundation for Public Health and Environment
  • Rural Public Health - Rick Miklich, Fremont County Public Health
  • Public Health Nursing - Alix Hopkins, Tri-County Health Department
  • Environmental Health/Climate Change - TBD 

Register Here!


NPHW Forum: Working Across Sectors to Create the Healthiest Nation

Please join us for the NPHW Forum to kick-off the week’s activities on Monday, April 3. Speaker lineup and agenda.
Date: Monday, April 3
Time: 1 p.m. EDT

View the Webcast

Attend in Person in Washington, D.C.

National Public Health Week Is A Time To Promote The Benefits Of Healthy, Vibrant Communities. 

NPHW shines a spotlight on public health, highlighting how far we have come as well as acknowledging how much more we need to do to make healthy living easier where people live, learn, work and play.And NPHW gives us an opportunity to showcase the amazing work being done by partners throughout the country. 

Our environments— the policies and systems in place —shape our communities and determine our access to health care, to nutritious foods and beverages and to parks and places to be active. Public health impacts every aspect of our lives, so we must work across sectors to ensure that we are creating and maintaining communities where everyone has the opportunity to be healthy.

This year, NPHW will take place April 3-9, 2017. Join us in celebrating during the week:

  • Help us walk 1 billion steps by National Public Health Week
    Our 1 Billion Steps Challenge is a fun way to connect with others and take steps to improve our nation’s health. The challenge runs from Jan. 9 to April 9, but you can sign up any time. Join our team, or start your own with a group of friends or co-workers. We provide the technology platform that lets you count steps by syncing your device or entering them manually. 
  • NPHW Webinar: Advancing Physical Activity through Innovative Approaches — Join this webinar to learn about innovative, collaborative approaches to promoting physical activity and preventing chronic diseases. Gain understanding through concrete examples of working with partners to provide physical activity options that advance health equity and promote connecting people to the outdoors. Attend this webinar to learn more about DC Park Rx, Walk with a Doc at the HEALing Community Center in Atlanta, and after-school park programs at Miami-Dade Parks, Florida.
  • NPHW Twitter Chat: This year, APHA will host its seventh annual NPHW Twitter Chat on April 5 at 2 p.m. EDT. RSVP.  Follow @NPHW to learn more about the NPHW 2017 Twitter Chat! Use the official hashtag, #NPHWchat, in your tweets so users can easily search for what you and others are saying during the event. Check out the NPHW event page for the RSVP and for more details about the #NPHWchat! Other hashtags are #HealthiestNation2030 and #1BillionSteps

More activities are coming soon! Check out for more events.

Looking for more ways to get involved?

Show your support for science  – If you believe sound science should be the foundation for decision-making, wear it proudly! APHA is a partner in the March for Science and is offering a variety of T-shirts that let you show your support for public health.
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