With health reform in the crosshairs of the U.S. Congress, the future of the Prevention and Public Health Fund is in doubt. At stake is the investment of $15 billion over a ten year period that public health leaders contend is a key factor in curbing the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related chronic conditions. Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director of the American Public Health Association, states the case for the value of investing in prevention and maintaining gains in clinical capacity. Click on the link to read Dr. Benjamin's commentary.l
As an assignmment, I had students in my introduction to health course write letters to Florida's two senators. This would have been a good article for the to draw on.
We've covered community health and the students get it. They see the connection and made that point to the senators. Our congressional representative for the Orlando area is on the liberal side so we did not contact her.