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Webinar: Incorporating health in transportation decisions

 Aug 15, 2017

 

 

Webinar: Incorporating health in transportation decisions Thursday, August 24, 2017 10am APHA believes in working with the transportation sector to create equitable and healthy transportation policies and practices. Since its release in 2015, the Transportation and Health Tool has been an online resource for public health and transportation professionals alike. Using this important tool, practitioners can learn how their states and metropolitan regions stack up against their peers in terms of key health and transportation indicators. In this webinar, you’ll hear transportation professionals promoting initiatives and efforts to integrate health considerations into their transportation decisions and policies. And they’ll tell you how they used the Transportation and Health Tool to do it. https://cc.readytalk.com/registration/#/?meeting=63wzzj4btloh&campaign=mqjl8gpoq8ja ..

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Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville - Find an Event

 Aug 13, 2017

 

 

Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville - Find an Event This weekend, hate groups and domestic terrorists of all stripes went to Charlottesville, VA to push their hateful message of white supremacy, fascism, anti-Semitism, and bigotry. When they got there they waged violence on unarmed anti-racists, killing one and injuring many others. We mourn for the life that was lost, and we will honor all those under attack by congregating against hate in our own communities. Tonight and tomorrow, Indivisible groups, along with our friends at Women’s March, Democracy for America, Working Families Party, Resist Here, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Mi Familia Vota, OurRevolution, Million Hoodies Movement for Justice, People's Action, Courage Campaign, Greenpeace, #AllOfUs ,#Resist (https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/resist?source=feed_text&story_id=10156494455352738),350.org (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2F350.org%2F&h=ATPmmA5roFw16-Zyq3JmXNpRsjqC_ziJR ..

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Public Health Advocates Help Defeat Senate’s Repeal of Affordable Care Act

 Jul 28, 2017

 

 

From SOPHE National Public Health Advocates Help Defeat Senate’s Repeal of Affordable Care Act Vote on‘skinny repeal’ bill a victory for American public & public health advocates Washington, D.C. – Today, the United States Senate voted against the latest iteration of health care reform legislation, the Health Care Freedom Act. This “skinny repeal,” which proposed to eliminate individual and employer mandates for health insurance coverage and eradicate the Prevention and Public Health Fund, was defeated 51-49 with Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and John McCain (R-AR) joining all Senate Democrats to vote against the measure. “The defeat of this bill demonstrates the strength of public health advocacy in action,” says Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES, SOPHE’s Chief Executive Officer. “Advocates across the country can be proud of voicing their opposition to legislation that would have rolled back the health care clock for millions of A ..

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Call for Applications --Tobacco Research

 Jul 27, 2017

 

 

The Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) at the University of California, Office of the President, announces an open call for applications (http://ucop.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2ae4678f6e94927e764ad58e5&id=7eefc3291a&e=7036c23628) to fund research that is supported by tobacco tax revenue from Proposition 56 and Proposition 99. http://www.trdrp.org/files/2018-trdrp-call-for-applications.pdf Letters of Intent Due July 17 –August 21, 2017, 12 p.m. PT Invited Full Proposals Due September 25, 2017, 12 p.m. PT TRDRP administers the portion of state retail taxes levied on tobacco products that are designated for supporting research within California. This opportunity is open to investigators at all eligible California institutions who are engaged in health-related research. TRDRP has broadened its current research priorities and expanded the  ..

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ACTION ALERT -ACA

 Jul 25, 2017

 

 

ACTION ALERT Senate to vote tomorrow to repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act SOPHE urges advocates to remain vigilant July 24, 2017 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has indicated that the Senate is still scheduled to hold a votetomorrowto consider some version of the budget reconciliation package, which would repeal major portions of the Affordable Care Act. While we don’t yet know which version of the bill the Senate will vote on, we do know that at least 22 million and as many as 32 million Americans could lose their health care. Call your Senatorsto thank those who have stated they will vote “no,” and continue to voice your concerns as the fight continues. To reach your members of Congress, dial the Capitol switchboard at202-224-3121 (tel:(202)%20224-3121)and urge them to vote "no." Protect our care by using these talking  ..

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REGISTRATION and CALL FOR ABSTRACT University of California, San Francisco, Health Disparities Research Symposium XI

 Jul 23, 2017

 

 

REGISTRATION and CALL FOR ABSTRACT University of California, San Francisco, Health Disparities Research Symposium XI Friday, October 13, 2017 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location TBD Abstracts must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 3, 2017. Please submit abstracts to this link: HDRS 2017 Abstract Submission https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ahN6mfIt6dsNDP7 Please note that your Abstract Submission does not secure your registration to the symposium. Please register through this link: 2017 HDRS Registration https://ucsf.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uj7sX8a07rB43z For additional information, please contact the scientific organizers: Tung Nguyen (tung.nguyen@ucsf.edu) Victor Fujimoto (fujimotov@obgyn.ucsf.edu); Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Outreach ..

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Webinar: Beyond the ACA: Health Policy and Sustainable Health Spending

 Jul 05, 2017

 

 

Beyond the ACA: Health Policy and Sustainable Health Spending Tuesday, July 18, 2017 9:00 am - 1:40 pm https://www.eiseverywhere.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=248935& ..

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ACTION ALERT-SOPHE NATIONAL OFFICE with Health Care Bill

 Jun 28, 2017

 

 

ACTION ALERT Contact: Cicily Hampton, PhD, MPA | 202.408.9804 (tel:(202)%20408-9804) | champton@sophe.org Voice your opposition to the Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Current bill leaves more than 20 million people uninsured June 28, 2017 Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to delay the vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Bill of 2017 until after the July 4 recess. Sources on the Hill indicate that the bill is being rewritten to gain support of the more conservative members of the caucus. It’s vital that all advocates schedule a meeting at the district office or attend a town hall in their state over the July 4 recess to stop this bill from passing. Members of Congress need to hear from their constituents. It’s critical that advocates voice their opposition to this bill. If Se ..

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From SOPHE National Office on Senate Health Care Bill

 Jun 25, 2017

 

 

From SOPHE NATIONAL OFFICE SOPHE statement on the Senate Health Care Bill Repeals Prevention and Public Health Fund almost immediately; Would increase threats to health, safety and security WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today's Senate plan to reform the U.S. healthcare system is an ill-conceived, short-sighted attempt that turns the clock back on public health prevention and health promotion. The bill, known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017, would repeal the Prevention and Public Health Fund effective in Fiscal Year 2018 which begins October 1, 2017. As just one example, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would lose 12 percent of its budget with less than four months to prepare, a devastating blow to the agency tasked with saving lives and protecting people from today's escalating health, safety, and security threats. "The elimination of the Prevention and Public Health fund denies the American public of life-saving interventions, which hav ..

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Webinar: Prevent Safety Liability at Multi-Employer Worksites

 Jun 14, 2017

 

 

Prevent Safety Liability at Multi-Employer Worksites Thursday, June 29, 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST We have all heard about it, seen it, and perhaps experienced it. That moment when OSHA shows up and a citation is issued. Safety liability for conditions, injuries, and other hazards can be very high if you do not take proper precautions. Please join us for a webinar on June 29thwhere we'll arm you with the foresight to take action towards planning for the unexpected. REGISTER HERE (http://info.avetta.com/Ac0m0cBV30P9n8900b0h0EH) https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&partnerref=proof&mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiTlRsaU5UY3laVGhsTWpJdyIsInQiOiJOSnZOS2FTN2t6XC9zdW9sVTlUVm41dEdOZkNwMWtFSGVxZkwxTWk5U2h5N0ZQSTlcL3FtT0VUNlJlQkNcL21Mb0VIRUw3MEJab2hNXC8yWERMQmZcL1ZFQTBBK3J4OGxuTUZIcndCcU5mYnBXSDFWUmNmQ1hNSldwNGJPVGVMTFUxMnVQIn0%3D&eventid=1442657&se ..

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