Once again, the Prevention
and Public Health fund--the nation's greatest source of dedicated
prevention funding--is at risk. House leadership has instructed several
committees to find "savings"--to the tune of $18
billion in the first year alone--as an alternative to sequestration
cuts. With directives to eliminate "government slush funds,"
the House Energy and Commerce committee is hosting a mark-up tomorrow, Wednesday, April 25, drawing savings largely from domestic health programs--including the proposed elimination of the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Not only would this
proposal eliminate the Fund entirely, it would also rescind any of the
Fund's unobligated dollars. This latest move is just one part of an
ongoing strategy to dismantle prevention efforts across the country—and
we can’t let this happen.
The Prevention and Public
Health Fund moves our country towards a system that improves health,
saves lives, reduces costs and strengthens our country--we simply can't
afford to go backwards. We need your leadership
and ongoing engagement to protect prevention.
Contact your representatives and the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce committee,
and tell them directly about the value of community prevention, and why
they should stand up for the Prevention and Public Health Fund. We've
made it easy, with
a short letter that you can send with one click. It will take you just
two minutes, but it could make all the difference in protecting this
critical and unique funding. See who's on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
Click here to visit House Energy and Commerce Committee site.