PI’s Policy and Advocacy Portal is a one-stop shop for the latest national policy news, advocacy opportunities, and resources relating to community prevention and health equity.

Week of August 6th - 10th
 

  • The Violence Against Women Act, which provides grants for law enforcement training, victim services and prevention efforts, is set to expire at the end of September unless lawmakers move to reauthorize it.
     

  • The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court this week challenging the Trump administration’s changes to credible-fear asylum standards that immigration lawyers say have led to many migrants who would have qualified to pursue asylum in the past to be swiftly rejected and deported.
     

  • The Office of Management and Budget is reviewing a radical change to the public charge rule that would threaten the ability of legal immigrants who access public benefits to change their immigration status and place some immigrants at risk of deportation.
     

  • Click here to read PI's weekly media digest for the week of August 6th - 10th

 

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Please tell Congress to oppose Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) changes that would increase hunger and worsen health inequities. Learn how to take action here.

Along with several other supporting organizations, Prevention Institute has signed onto the 22 by 22 campaign urging Congress to increase funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 22 percent by fiscal year 2022. Spread the word about this campaign with this fact sheet, and sign your organization on to support 22 by 22 here

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Prevention Institute engages in legislative, administrative, and regulatory advocacy to support upstream prevention policies and investments that advance health, safety, and equity.

June 21st 2018

PI's joint letter with TFAH, APHA, NACCHO, PHI, and ASPPH urges the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reunite the families who have been separated during the "zero tolerance" policy and provide the necessary health and mental health services to mitigate any long-term effects of adverse childhood experiences that children of these families may have experienced due to separation.

April 20th 2018 
 

  • In support of the youth-led movement challenge to the status quo on guns, and renewed calls for action to address gun violence, Prevention Institute released an updated list of recommendations to prevent multiple forms of gun violence. 

September 27th

  • PI’s action alert  applauds Senator Collins and Senator John McCain for speaking out against the Graham-Cassidy bill and the process that produced it.

September 25th

  • PI and the leadership from the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America’s Health released a joint statement and call to action denouncing the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill.

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    September 7th

    • Following the decision to rollback DACA, PI calls on Congress to defend the Dreamers

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