APHA Releases Agenda for Health Reform
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“Since the early 1900s, APHA has advocated for universal coverage for health care as an essential step in improving the health of our nation,” said
The APHA Agenda for Health Reform calls on the administration and Congress to think broadly about how to improve health in our nation. It asks leaders to:
- Support population-based services that improve health. These programs deliver resources to the whole community and are proven to realize a more positive health impact than do individual interventions alone. They can target root causes of disease, disability and health disparities and can help achieve increased value for our health dollar.
- Reform health care coverage and delivery. We must ensure coverage for quality, affordable health care for all. This means covering the more than 46 million uninsured, and improving the quality and safety of the health care system, including building a modern health information infrastructure.
To read more about APHA’s specific policy suggestions, download the APHA Agenda for Health Reform at http://www.apha.org/NR/rdonlyres/681AD0D2-7DD0-48DD-8D59-E425E271156D/0/HlthReform09C6.pdf.
“With this year’s National Public Health Week observance focusing on building the foundation for a healthy America, now is the perfect time for APHA to make a case for the role that public health must play in health reform,” said
To learn more about National Public Health Week 2009, please visit www.nphw.org.
Learn more about the American Public Health Association at http://www.apha.org/about/news/presskit/boilerplate.htm.
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SOURCE American Public Health Association