|Registration now open.
Transforming Our Food System:
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
|This year’s conference will address local food justice and sustainability. Conference attendees will include: health care/public health professionals, students, advocates, community-based leaders, educators and policy makers.
With registration, attendees will receive breakfast and lunch as well as a free membership to MWPHA. For current MWPHA members, membership will be extended for one year.
We’ve all been hearing a lot these days about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), one of the most innovative laws of our time, and how it is changing healthcare. By mandating health insurance for everyone, the U.S. is finally addressing a growing problem in one of the wealthiest countries in the world – poor health.
What you may not have heard about is the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF) and how it can save billions of dollars while improving and preserving lives.
In this area alone:
• Maryland has recieved over $2 million and Washington D.C. has recieved over $1.7 million in community transformation grants that focus on residents with low income, are racial/ethnic minorities, medically underserved, or disabled
• Fairfax County Virginia has recieved almost $500,000 in funds to address inadequate physical activity, poor nutrition, heart disease, obesity, and tobacco, alcohol or drug use.
Sign the petition
To continue supporting prevention activities, please take a moment to sign this letter asking your state representative to preserve The Fund!