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Speak For Health

Speak for Health An Initiative of the 鶹ý

Speak for Health is how APHA members stand up for public health interests.

APHA believes public health professionals deserve a stronger voice in public health advocacy. Together, we can change the narrative and turn the tide. #SpeakForHealth

APHA is the leading voice for public health in Washington. The policies we advance are based in science, research and member-led processes. 

Join us and Speak for Health — for today and future generations.

How can you #SpeakForHealth?

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Speak for Health resources

PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDING

Letters

Fact sheets

PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND/AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Support for the Affordable Care Act, improvements and impacts of repeal

Amicus brief

  • APHA, American Academy of Nursing and public health deans and scholars amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of upholding and maintaining the Affordable Care Act regardless of the court's decision on the constitutionality of the ACA's individual mandate (May 13)

Fact sheets and other supporting documents

Letters and statements

CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH
GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

Letters

Other resources

RACIAL EQUITY

Letters

  • APHA letter to Congress urging support for H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021, legislation that would protect against voter discrimination and suppression
  • in support of $153 million in funding for CDC's Social Determinants of Health Program in fiscal year 2022
  • Organization letter to HHS and CDC leaders urging them to ensure funding for COVID-19 public health response activities provided through the American Rescue Plan Act (P.L.117-2) prioritizes the communities of color and tribal communities that are disproportionately affected and underserved
  • Letter from APHA to the House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1280, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021

Other resources

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