TFAH Health Reform News

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest, March 17, 2017

March 20, 2017

Wellness and Prevention Health Reform Digest 

     Today’s News     

  • The President has released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget blueprint. According to the document, funding for the Department of Health and Human Services would be reduced by almost 18 percent!  While the outline provides very little detail, among its proposals is a $500 million block grant to “focus on the leading public health challenges specific to each state.” And the budget would create a Federal Emergency Response Fund, although the devil would be in the details in the budget’s reference to restructuring “similar HHS preparedness grants to reduce overlap and administrative costs.”  We will all need to wait until release of the full budget to understand the full implications of these and other provisions.
  • Here are a few examples of organizational statements critical of the budget blueprint  –

      Reports and Materials

      Funding Awards and Opportunities

  • The National Public Health Information Coalition has announced the 2017 Berreth Awards for Excellence in Public Health Communication.  Agencies that focus on health communication in the government, not-for-profit or corporate sectors are eligible to be recognized for “exceptional and innovative health information campaigns that help people lead healthier lives in healthier communities.” Applications will be accepted between April 1st and May 20th.

      Take Action      

  • Reminder – Center for Science in the Public Interest has issued an action alert in opposition to the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which recently passed the House and is up for consideration in Senate committee.  “The RAA could undermine all laws that establish health, safety, and other safeguards.  Rather than choose the best health and safety protections, agencies would have to choose the cheapest option.”

      Upcoming Events

  • The House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee has scheduled a hearing, Opioid Crisis – Fentanyl, Tuesday, March 21st, 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.
  • Reminder – TFAH is hosting a Congressional Briefing: Ready or Not? Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, Thursday, March 23rd, 2:00-3:30 p.m., Capitol Visitor Center Room SVC 201-00. The briefing will feature Atyia Martin, Chief Resilience Officer for the city of Boston; John Dreyzehner, Commissioner for the Tennessee Department of Health; Paul Kuehnert from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and will be moderated by John Auerbach, TFAH’s President and CEO.
  • Have a great weekend!

 

Opportunities/Deadlines    

The Opportunities/Deadlines categories are live links you can click on for complete information.

Sign On Documents and Opportunities for Input

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest has issued an action alert in opposition to the Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which recently passed the House and is up for consideration in Senate committee.  “The RAA could undermine all laws that establish health, safety, and other safeguards.  Rather than choose the best health and safety protections, agencies would have to choose the cheapest option.”
  • The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity’s CEO Pledge for Physical Activity is a “national campaign to encourage every CEO in the United States to recognize physical activity as an important driver of employee health and business performance. The CEO Pledge is an evidence-based strategy for promoting a culture of physical activity within an organization. The Pledge is important because studies of employee wellness programs consistently find that executive leadership is critical to employee engagement. To sign on.
  • An action alert from NACCHO/Big Cities Coalition in support of the Prevention Fund – “Eliminating core public health programs that are now funded by the PPHF without a clear plan for replacement would seriously undermine the ability of counties, cities, states and territories to protect and promote health.”
  • The National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity (NANA) is asking organizations to sign a pledge to have healthy meetings, conferences, and events.  To assist organizations, NANA has developed a Healthy Meeting Toolkit. (no deadline)
  • The Community Health Worker (CHW) Core Consensus Project (C3) invites organizational sign-ons to its 2016 recommendations for a consensus statement of CHW roles (duties), skills and essential qualities in order to build a greater common understanding of this growing workforce. Individuals are also “invited to review and comment on the recommendations and officially recognize, acknowledge or endorse them as a fair representation of the nature of the CHW workforce.” For more information. (deadline, April 30th)

Regulatory Comments/Federal Postings

  • Food, Nutrition & Policy Consultants has updated its document on upcoming regulations that provides a summary of upcoming key regulations regarding nutrition, obesity prevention, nutrition facts labels, tobacco, early care and education, and other public health topics based on a scan of the most recent Semiannual Regulatory Agenda publication (December 2015 update) – with multiple deadlines.

Funding Opportunities and Awards

  • The League of American Bicyclists and presenting sponsor 3M announced the sixth annual National Bike Challenge. “The Challenge will welcome over 60,000 riders to pedal a combined 30 million miles between May 1 and September 30, 2017 for improved health, fitness and fun!”
  • Transportation for America is accepting applications for its new Smart City Collaborative with Sidewalk Labs.  “The collaborative is intended to help a small group of ambitious cities use technology thoughtfully and intentionally to meet their pressing transportation challenges.”
  • The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has announced two new funding opportunities (deadline, March 24th):
  • Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers, and Their Families – providing an integrated and seamless network of supportive services to improve health and related educational, social, and economic outcomes in multiple primary settings.  Up to 20 grants with an annual budget of $500,000 – $1.5 million is available for a three year period.
  • The Department of Health and Human Services has released a funding opportunity announcement for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) and Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) cooperative agreements. The Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and CDC are recommending awardees review the findings of the national Health Security Preparedness Index and state preparedness reports to gauge risks and gaps. (deadline, April 4th)
  • The Public Health Foundation has announced its Future of Population Health Awards. In addition, It is accepting applications through April 21st.
  • The American Public Health Association (APHA) is accepting nominations for several awards which will be presented at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. “Once a year, we think it is important to pause, take a step back, and honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to public health. Help us identify the best among us by nominating a colleague who exemplifies outstanding contributions.” Nominations are due by Friday, May 5th. For awards descriptions, criteria and nomination forms.

 

Upcoming Events

today’s additions in red

 

“Repeal and Replace” the Affordable Care Act:  Understanding the GOP Healthcare Reform

Sponsored by The O’Neill Institute, Georgetown Law

Tuesday March 21st, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

600 New Jersey Avenue NW – Gewirz 12th Floor
To register  

 

Hidden Burdens:  Covering Children with Pre-existing Conditions

Sponsored by March of Dimes, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Heart Association, International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and Pediatric Congenital Heart Association

Tuesday, March 21st, Noon – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

S-217 Capitol Visitors Center

To RSVP

 

Adverse Childhood Experiences and Adverse Community Environments

Sponsored by the Building Community Resilience Collaborative,

Milken Institute School of Public Health at The George Washington University

Tuesday, March 21st, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

For more information and to register

 

Better Together: Partnerships to Enhance and Advance Approaches to Healthy Housing

Sponsored by the National League of Cities

Wednesday, March 22nd, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

For more information and to register

 

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Thursday, March 23rd, Noon – 1:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

To register

 

Will We Have Medical Treatments in the Event of an Attack or Pandemic?

Sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center

Tuesday, March 28th, 10:00 a.m. – Noon (EDT)

BPC – 1225 Eye Street, NW – Suite 1000 (also webcast)

For more information and to register

 

2017 National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference

& HUD’s OLHCHH Grantee Program Manager School 

March 28th – 30th

Hyatt Regency – Indianapolis, IN

For more information and to register

Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 2017 Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions

March 29th – April 1st

San Diego, CA

For more information

 

2017 National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH)

March 22nd – 24th

Austin Texas

For more information and to register

 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Training

Sponsored by CommonHealth Action

March 22nd – 23rd (8:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (both days)

1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 200

For more information and to register

 

2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee: Public Meeting

Thursday, March 23rd, 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EDT)

For more information and to register

 

27th Annual Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference: 

Awareness, Motivation, Skills and Opportunity…What is the Right Mix?

March 27th – 31st (intensive training seminars, March 27th – 28th)

For updated information, and to register

 

2017 National Lead and Healthy Housing Conference

HUD’s OLHCHH Grantee Program Manager School

March 28th – 30th

Indianapolis, IN

For more information and to register

 

Mental Health and Our Changing Climate: Impacts, Implications, and Guidance

Sponsored by ecoAmerica and Climate for Health, in collaboration with the American Psychological Association

Wednesday, March 29th, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

For more information and to register

 

SOPHE 68th Annual Meeting

Scaling New Heights: Health for All

March 29th – April 1st

For more information and to register

 

The 2017 Children’s Environmental Health Translational Research Conference: 

New Challenges 

April 5th – 7th

Arlington, Virginia

For more information and to register

 

Engaging Families for Thriving Communities

Sponsored by the California WIC Association

April 9th – 12th

San Diego, CA

For more information and to register

 

40th Annual National Food Policy Conference

Sponsored by the Consumer Federation of America

April 11th – 112th

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, DC

To register

 

Exploring the Great Outdoors

Sponsored by America Walks

Wednesday, April 12th, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

For more information and to register

 

National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit

Sponsored by Operation Unite

April 17th – 21st

Atlanta, GA

For more information and to register

 

Battery Safety Concerns in Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems; Public Workshop; Establishment of a Public Docket; Request for Comments

Sponsored by the Food and Drug Administration

April 19th – 20th (public comment session on April 20th)

Silver Spring, MD

For more information and to register

 

National Oral Health Conference

Sponsored by the American Association of Public Health Dentistry & Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors

April 24th – 26th (pre-conference sessions April 22nd – 23rd)
Albuquerque, NM
For more information and to register

 

NB3F Healthy Kids! Healthy Futures! Conference

The Notah Begay III Foundation

April 26th – 27th

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino – Santa Fe, NM

For more information and to register

 

Exploring Community-Wide Interventions That Have Health Impact in 5 Years (HI-5)

Sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wednesday, April 26th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (EDT) – webinar

For more information and to register

 

The National Adolescent Sleep, Health, and School Start Times Conference

Sponsored by Start School Later

April 27th – 28th

Washington, DC

For more information

 

Natural Approaches to Chronic Pain: Effective Alternatives to Opioids

Sponsored by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Saturday, April 29th, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (EDT)

Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, VA

For more information and to register

 

2017 National Health Outreach Conference – Navigating the World of Health: A Sea of Opportunity

May 2nd – 4th

Annapolis, MD

For more information

 

New Horizons in Clinical Lactation-Second National Conference

Sponsored by the US Lactation Consultant Association

May 3rd – 6th

San Antonio, Texas

For more information and to register

 

21st Annual National Conference – National Hispanic Medical Association

Integrated Healthcare for Hispanics

Sponsored by the National Hispanic Medical Association

May 4th – 7th

Gaylord National Harbor Hotel

For more information and to register

 

{save the date} Inclusive Health Reform

Sponsored by Special Olympics

Tuesday, May 9th, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information

 

Building a Healthier Future Summit

Sponsored by the Partnership for a Healthier America

May 10th – 12th

Call for proposals (for a list of priority topics and details on submission)

 

Navigating Uncertainty, Spanning Boundaries, Improving Health

National Network of Public Health Institutes Annual Conference

May 17th – 19th

New Orleans, LA

For more information and to register

 

American College of Preventive Medicine Annual Meeting

May 23rd – May 26th

Portland, OR

For more information

 

Childhood Obesity Conference

May 30th – June 2nd

San Diego, CA

For more information and to register

 

Improving Population Health: Collaborative Strategies That Work

2017 Practical Playbook Annual Meeting

Sponsored by the de Beaumont Foundation, Practical Playbook and Duke Community and Family Medicine

May 31st – June 2nd

Westin Washington DC City Center

For more information and to register

 

National Amish Health Care Conference – Best Practices in Communication, Access, Delivery and Design

June 7th – 9th

Mohican State Park Lodge, Perrysville, Ohio (near Columbus)

For more information and to register

 

2017 National School-Based Health Care Convention

Sponsored by the School-Based Health Alliance and

the California School-Based Health Alliance

June 18th – 21st

Long Beach, California

For more information

 

CFHA 19th Annual Conference

Sponsored by the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association

October 19th – 21st

Houston, TX

For more information

 

American Public Health Association Annual Meeting:

Creating the Healthiest Nation: climate Changes Health 

November 4th – 8th

Atlanta, GA

For more information and to register

 

{save the date} Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health

Sponsored by the Illinois Public Health Institute, Michigan Public Health Institute, University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, and Health Policy Institute of Ohio

November 29th – December 1st

Westin Michigan Avenue – Chicago, IL

For more information