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.
- 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.
- 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.
- PI issues a call to thank Senator John McCain for standing up for an open, transparent, bipartisan path forward on healthcare.
- PI issues an urgent call to action for Californians to #ProtectOurCare.
September 15th and 19th
- Following the decision to rollback DACA, PI calls on Congress to defend the Dreamers.
- PI joins the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health in issuing a statement decrying the potential elimination of the Prevention and Public Health Fund
July 18th and 25th
- PI issues calls to action against AC: repeal Urgent call to action on healthcare and Tell your legislators that sabotaging the ACA is not acceptable
- PI and the leadership from the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute, and Trust for America’s Health sent a letter to the Senate opposing the Better Care Reconciliation Act and efforts to repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
- PI releases a call-to-action against the Better Care Reconciliation Act after the Congressional Budget Office determines that if passed, 22 million people would be uninsured by 2026.
- PI joins over 580 other organization on a Senate letter organized by Trust for America’s Health in opposition cuts to the Prevention and Public Health Fund.
Jun 22, 2017
- PI releases a call to action to block the Senate’s effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Jun 20, 2017
- The leadership of Prevention Institute, the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health release a joint statement to protect prevention and healthcare
Jun 15, 2017
- PI joins a Virtual Advocacy Day in support of prevention and public health—and the Prevention and Public Health Fund—that reached an audience of over 772,000 via social media alone and was then shared and retweeted for and additional social reach of 652,976.
Jun 14, 2017
- PI co-sponsored a Dialogue4Health Web Forum—Take Action: Raising Your Voice in Support of Public Health and Access to Care—with the American Public Health Association, Public Health Institute and Trust for America’s Health highlighting the status of the American Health Care Act and the president’s budget, exploring issues likely to arise in the Senate, and outlining next steps for action. Audio archives, slides and resources are available here.
- PI joins more than 160 other organizations on a Senate letter organized by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; Medicaid block grants/per capita caps; and defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Jun 13, 2017
- PI releases a statement and call to action to block the passage of the American Health Care Act in the Senate.
- PI joins over 225 local and national organizations on a letter organized by the National Immigration Law Center opposing the Verify First Act (H.R. 2581) that puts up roadblocks for both citizens and immigrants to obtain timely, affordable health insurance.
- PI releases a call-to-action against the American Health Care Act after the Congressional Budget Office determines that if passed, 23 million people would be uninsured by 2026.
- PI releases a statement and call-to-action on the President’s proposed 2018 budget.
May 4, 2017
- PI releases a public statement following the passage of the American Health Care act in the House and issued a call-to-action urging opposition in the Senate and for House members to be held accountable for their vote.
April 28 and May 3, 2017
- PI releases a call-to-action against the American Health Care Act stating strong opposition to the bill and any future proposals that would eliminate investments in prevention and public health, or cut healthcare coverage, access, and services.
April 25, 2017
- PI joins thousands of organizations, parents, business leaders, and professionals in a letter urging Administrator Scott Pruitt to maintain and increase funding for the US Environmental Protection Agency’s lead poisoning prevention programs in his final budget request.
April 19, 2017
- Ahead of Earth Day, Executive Director Larry Cohen releases a statement emphasizing that the environment must be protected in order to preserve public health and calls for keeping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fully funded and staffed, and its programs maintained, at 2016 levels.
April 11, 2017
- PI co-signed a letter with colleagues to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders requesting that as they finalize appropriations for fiscal year 2017, they reject including the tobacco policy riders originally included in the House Agriculture-FDA Appropriation’s bill as well as reject the House Appropriations Committee’s more than 50% cut to the CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health.
April 7, 2017
- Along with colleagues, PI submitted letters to House and Senate appropriators requesting that they maintain funding for the Chemical Safety Board, currently under threat of elimination in the President’s proposed budget, in fiscal year 2018.
April 6, 2017
- PI joins the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the Big Cities Health Coalition for their Thunderclap in honor of National Public Health Week and to protect federal public health dollars.
April 3, 2017
- PI and other organizations and communities working toward ensuring that healthy opportunities are available to all regardless of race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, join together to submit a letter to congressional appropriations leadership requesting that they fully fund the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program in fiscal year 2018.
March 27, 2017
- PI joins partners in sending letters to the House and Senate Appropriations committees to ensure funding for workplace safety in fiscal year 2018.
- PI and 42 other groups submit a letter to the House of Representatives opposing HR 1136, the FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017, which would exempt e-cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products from US Food & Drug Administration review.
March 21, 2017
- Founder and Executive Director Larry Cohen and Managing Director Manal Aboelata publish an op-ed in the East Bay Times calling on California State to push back against American Health Care Act while pushing forward to ensure that every Californian has the right to health care and to maintain their health.
March 9, 2017
- PI states strong opposition to the American Health Care Act in an e-alert noting that the bill “threatens to undo much of the progress that’s been made to extend healthcare coverage, improve quality of care, and invest in prevention and public health over the past seven years” while calling on recipients to call their Congressional representatives to voice opposition to the bill and any future efforts to defund investments in prevention and public health.
March 3, 2017
- PI co-signs a letter with more than 500 organizations opposing repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund and urging President Trump to maintain the funding made possible by the Prevention and Public Health Fund, including for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other programs under Labor-HHS-Education spending.
March 2, 2017
- PI joins The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and other partners in a letter to members of Congress opposing repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid block grants/per capita caps, and defunding of Planned Parenthood.
March 1, 2017
- PI and thousands of national, state, and local organizations urge members of Congress in a letter to ensure adequate funding for non-defense discretionary programs that are funded through the annual appropriations process.
February 27, 2017
- PI submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee to express strong opposition to repeal of the Prevention and Public Health Fund as part of fiscal year 2017 or 2018 budget reconciliation proposal.
- Along with organizations representing clinicians, public health, scientists, allied health professionals, nurses, veterinarians, patients and advocates, PI urges President Trump in a letter "to be mindful of the essential role of the federal public health and biomedical research workforce” as he considers his long-term policy regarding federal hiring.
February 28, 2017
February 7, 2017
- PI joins the American Academy of Pediatrics and hundreds of organizations representing families, providers, researchers, patients, and consumers in expressing “unequivocal support for the safety of vaccines” in a letter to President Trump.
January 30, 2017
January 25, 2017
January 20, 2017
- Ahead of President-elect Trump taking the oath of office, PI issues a statement calling for the public health community to “dig deep for the tenacity to sustain the advances we’ve made in health and equity, and the audacity to say that – even in challenging times – we can and must do better” as we look ahead to the next four years.
January 19, 2017
- Communications Manager Jessica Berthold’s opinion piece Let’s Get Real About Autism about a proposal by President-elect Trump to create a new commission on vaccine safety is published in US News and World Report.
January 13, 2017
- PI releases a call-to-action urging members of the Prevention Rapid Response Network to contact lawmakers and insist that they not repeal the Affordable Care Act without a viable replacement plan and not repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund without a plan for maintaining funding for the important programs and initiatives the Fund supports.
January 11, 2017
- Executive Director Larry Cohen releases a statement opposing President-elect Trump’s proposal to create a commission on vaccine safety.
January 9, 2017
- PI joins hundreds of organizations in a letter urging congressional leadership to maintain the Prevention and Public Health Fund by highlighting the consequences of the Fund being repealed, including a 12% gap in Center for Disease Control and Prevention funding.