Wellness and Prevention in Health Reform

"Simply put, in the absence of a radical shift towards prevention and public health, we will not be successful in containing medical costs or improving the health of the American people."

- President Barack Obama
Barack Obama's Plan for a Healthier America: Lowering health care costs and ensuring affordable, high-quality coverage for all

Latest Developments

Minority Leader McConnell's Letter to Majority Leader Reid

Majority Leader Reid's Response to Senator McConnell

A Petition to the Congress of the United States: Health Care Reform Can't Wait

American Public Health Association: Tell Congress and the White House to Finish Health Reform Now!

New NACCHO Survey Shows Local Health Departments Lost 16,000 Jobs in 2009

Summary of President's Proposal

Wellness and Prevention Letter to the President

Wellness and Prevention Congressional Letter


Case for Support

One-Pagers

Public Health Investment Fund Talking Points

Effectiveness of Investing in Prevention

Prevention Strategy & Investment Fund Provisions (House Bill)

Prevention Strategy, Investment Fund & Related Provisions (Senate Bill)

Bending the Cost Curve

Specific Provisions Promoting Prevention

Health Reform Focuses on a Strategic Investment in Effective, Evidence-Based Prevention (TFAH)

Wellness and Prevention Provisions Talking Points

More One-Pagers

Community-Based Interventions Work

TFAH & NYAM Report: A Compendium of Proven Community-Based Prevention Programs

Alliance for Health Reform Issue Brief: The Case for Prevention: Tales from the Field

American Lung Association: Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health: Health Reform Website

IOM Report: Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

CBO: Health Reform Focuses on a Strategic Investment in Effective, Evidence-Based Prevention

Trust for America's Health: Examples of Successful Community-Based Public Health Interventions: State-by-State

Trust for America's Health: Examples of Successful Community-Based Public Health Interventions: by Subject Matter

Testimonials from Successful Public Health Interventions

Convergence Partnership Statement in Support of an Increased Investment in Community-Based Prevention


Reports

New NACCHO Survey Shows Local Health Departments Lost 16,000 Jobs in 2009

APHA Issue Brief: Holes in the Net - Surveying the Impact of the Current Economic Recession on the Health Care Safety Net

APHA Issue Brief: The Role of Community Based Health Programs in Ensuring Access to Care Under Universal Coverage

County and City Health Departments: Need for Sustainable Funding and the Potential Effect of Health Care Reform on Their Operations

Policy Highlight: County and City Health Departments:The Need for Sustainable Funding Through Health Reform

Senate Democratic Policy Committee: Reform that Reduces Chronic Disease and Health Care Costs

Suicide Prevention Action Network Prevention Priorities for Health Reform

NACCHO Report Details Local Health Department Job Losses and Program Cuts

More Documents


State Specific Information

The Economic Burden of Disease on the United States from the Milken Institute. This document shows the financial cost of chronic disease for each state.

Medical Costs of Obesity, Per Capita (2003) from Trust for America's Health. View other aspects of your state's public health profile here.

Costs of Chronic Disease: What are States Facing? From the Council of State Governments. This document shows the chronic disease death rates for each state.

Examples of Successful Public Health Interventions: State-by-State


Congressional Action

Summaries

CRS Comparison of Prevention and Wellness Provisions in House and Senate Health Reform Legislation

Premier Healthcare Comparison of Disparities Provisions in House and Senate Health Reform Legislation

TFAH Chart of Key Prevention Provisions in House and Senate Health Reform Legislation

House Tri-Committee Comparison of House and Senate Provisions

Prevention Institute House and Senate Summary of Prevention Provisions

Premier Healthcare - Health Disparities Provisions in House Bill

Premier Healthcare - Health Disparities Provisions in Senate Bill

U.S. House

Legislative Text of House-Passed Bill

Tobacco Cessation Dear Colleague

Statement of Administration Policy on H.R. 3962

NACCHO: 220-215 House Roll Call Vote

H.R. 3962, the Affordable Health Care for America Act

Side-by-Side of Current and Previous House Bills

Detailed Summary of Affordable Health Care for America Act

Section-by-Section Analysis, Affordable Health Care for America Act

Topline Changes from Introduced Bill to Blended Bill

Information on Health Reform from the House Office of the Majority Leader

More U.S. House Action

U.S. Senate

Legislative Text of Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Legislative Text of Senate Manager's Amendment

CBO Score of Manager's Amendment

TFAH Summary of Changes to Prevention Provisions in Manager's Amendment

Section-by-Section Summary of Manager's Amendment

TFAH Summary of Prevention Provisions in Senate Bill 

Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Short Summary

Senate Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Immediate Benefits

More U.S. Senate Action


Group Statements and Letters

Wellness and Prevention Letter to the President

Wellness and Prevention Congressional Letter

Families USA Sign-On Letter in Support of Exanding Health Care Coverage

Letter: Health Care Experts Agree: The House Should Pass the Senate Bill

Wellness and Prevention Conference Sign-On Letter

Sign-on Letter in Support of Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Tobacco Cessation Dear Colleague

Sign-on Letter in Support of Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Coverage

Sign-on Letter to Reid in Favor of Durbin-Sanders Tobacco Cessation Amendment

Sign-on Letter on Improving Health of Children in Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Support Letter for Mark Udall Childcare Obesity Amendment

Campaign for Public Health Letter From Health Leaders Urges Congress to Invest in Public Health

More Group Statements and Letters


Individual Organizational Statements and Letters

Partnership for Prevention Letter on Prevention Task Forces

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Statement on Prevention in Health Reform

U.S. House

Partnership for Prevention Letter of Support

National Association of Counties Letter of Support

ASTHO Alumni Society Letter of Support

NASTAD Letter of Support

Association of Public Health Laboratories Letter of Support

US Preventive Medicine House Letter of Support

NCPPA Letter in Support of Division C wellness provisions

Nemours Letter in Support of Division C

More House Letters

U.S. Senate - Letters in Support of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Advocates for Better Children's Diets

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Lung Association

Center for Science in the Public Interest

InterAmerican Heart Foundation

More Letters of Support

U.S. Senate - HELP Committee Bill Letters

National Association of Counties Letter of Support

Arthritis Foundation: Letter to Senator Kennedy in Support of the Affordable Health Choices Act

Arthritis Foundation: Letter to Senator Enzi in Support of the Affordable Health Choices Act

APCM/Partnership for Prevention Letter

American Legacy Foundation: Letter to the 111th Congress

NACCHO: Statement of Policy: A United States Health System for the 21st Century

Washington Health Foundation in Support of Prevention in Health Reform

More Senate Letters


Letters to President Obama

AIDS Action Council

American College of Preventive Medicine

American Liver Foundation

American Lung Association

American Public Health Association

American School Health Association

American Thoracic Society

Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs

Association of Public Health Laboratories 

More Letters to President Obama


Policy Briefs

Senate & House Health Reform Legislation: Summary of Key Prevention & Workforce Provisions

TFAH: Wellness and Prevention Funding in the Senate HELP and House Health Reform Bills

Strengthening What Works: Prevention Institute and Policy Link Critical Provisions for Prevention and Public Health in Health Reform Legislation

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors Policy Brief on Health Reform

ASTHO Position Statement: A Transformed Health System for the United States in the 21st Century

Washington Health Foundation Urges Strong Prevention Component in Health Reform

More Policy Briefs