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.
The Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) and Tips from a Smoker campaigns, among many others, are also supported in part by the PPHF.
Sign the petition
To continue supporting prevention activities, please take a moment to sign this letter asking your state representative to preserve The Fund!