Protecting the Prevention and Public Health Fund

Posted on - January 19, 2017

The Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), supports almost $900 million in prevention grants from the Centers for Disease Control to states, counties and cities, non-profit health-oriented groups and tribal organizations throughout the USA. Without the Fund, current efforts to prevent infectious diseases, such as influenza and measles, and chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, would be crippled.  This would lead to higher health care costs and needless suffering.   With recent efforts to repeal the ACA, the future of the PPHF is in jeopardy. TFAH, along with our partners, have launched an effort to highlight the critically important work that PPHF supports.  Featured below are a series of materials showcasing PPHF investments at both the federal and state level. Amongst the most recent materials are a special analysis of what states stand to lose in the event of PPHF’s elimination, one-pagers listing state-specific PPHF funding and job creation, maps summarizing how much each state has received from the PPHF (both in Fiscal Year 2016 and from Fiscal Year 2010-2016), and a sign-on letter in support of the PPHF supported by 333 national and state organizations. In addition, we also list our historical PPHF materials, such as a general backgrounder, a slide show with quick facts and graphics, state fact sheets, a fact sheet on the PPHF-funded Tips from Former Smokers campaign, and a list of over 1,100 state and local organizations that support the PPHF.

Posted on - January 28, 2016
Posted on - February 27, 2014
Posted on - October 6, 2013

100 National Organizations Sign On to Letter to Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

AACP Letter

AAP Letter Opposing Use of Fund to Off-set Student Loan Interest Rates

AARP

AMCHP Letter

American Cancer Society-Cancer Action Network

American College of Preventive Medicine Letter

American College of Preventive Medicine Letter

American College of Preventive Medicine News Release

American Diabetes Association Letter

American Heart Association Letter

American Heart Association to Secretary Sebelius

American Lung Association Letter

American Lung Association

American Medical Association

American Public Health Association

APHA Letter

ASTHO NACCHO Letter

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Letter

C-Change

CSPI Letter

DHPE Letter Opposing Cuts to PPHF During Budget Reconciliation Process

Heartland Alliance Letter

Kansas Public Health Association Letter in Topeka Capital Journal

Letter from 13 of the Largest Municipal Health Departments to Sens Reid and McConnell in Support of Prevention Fund

Letter to the President on Diversion of PPHF Funds

Maricopa County Department of Public Health Letter

NACo Letter to Senate Leadership Opposing Repeal of the Fund

National Association of Counties

Nancy Pelosi Letter

National Association of Counties Letter

Prevention Institute Letter

Prevention Institute Letter 

Resolution Adopted by Conference of Mayors in Support of the Prevention Fund (June 2012)

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

TFAH Letter

TFAH Letter Opposing Proposal to Use Reconciliation Process to Repeal the Prevention Fund

TFAH Letter to Congress Opposing Use of Prevention Fund as Offset for Interest Rate Reduction Act (H.R. 4628)

TFAH Letter to Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi Opposing Repeal of Prevention Fund

TFAH Letter to Sen. Reid and McConnell Opposing Repeal of Prevention Fund in Interest Rate Reduction Act

Trust for America’s Health

Tom Harkin Letter

United Way Worldwide

 

Posted on - October 22, 2012

Attached is a general fact sheet that highlights the program’s work to eliminate health disparities

Posted on - October 3, 2012

The National Small Business Association and Humana, Inc. have released a new report, Wellness Programs Impact Bottom Line.  “While most small businesses don’t offer health and wellness programs to their employees, three of four that offer such programs do find the initiatives have a positive impact on their bottom line.”  The report also points out that 93 percent of small business decision-makers say the health of their employees is important to their business’ bottom line.

Posted on - June 28, 2011

This section offers best practices for communicating about the beneficial aspects of the Affordable Care Act law. We include talking points, fact sheets, backgrounders, one-page summaries, messaging research and more to help you better make the case for the public health provisions in the Affordable Care Act, including the National Prevention Strategy and Prevention and Public Health Fund.