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After August Recess on the Hill

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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If you thought that the contentious debt ceiling vote in the first week of August would be the last of the budget battle in Congress, you would be mistaken. Members of Congress left Washington after the vote for August recess, but when Congress returns in September they will begin yet another battle, this time over FY2012 appropriations. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30, after which new appropriations bills or a continuing resolution will ...

A Win for Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Earlier today, Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the original lawsuit brought forth by Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher challenging guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding ethical medical research involving embryonic stem cells. Today’s dismissal of this case is a decisive statement in the court battle over the research and guidelines, recognizing the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the ...

Communities Making Changes to Promote Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Last month, the Administration declared a goal of changing America’s “sick care system to a health care system” with their announcement of a national wellness strategy. The President has asked a range of Federal agencies to consider prevention in everything they do, and asks the rest of us to contribute to being healthier and making our communities healthier places. Many communities across the country have been making strides in becoming healthier. Exercise stations are being added ...

Administration Announces Focus on Disease Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 12th, 2011 | No Comments »
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On Thursday, June 16, the Obama Administration and his National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council announced a National Prevention and Health Promotion Strategy, a nationwide comprehensive plan designed to “increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life.” This legislative mandate in the Affordable Care Act was the impetus for the plan, developed in partnership among 17 federal agencies and other stakeholders. The four key components of the plan ...