Public Health Action Campaign

PHACT CAMPAIGN

Join APHA members, Affiliates and other advocates in educating members of Congress on important public health issues that help build and maintain healthy communities. Reach out to your congressional leaders to express support for protecting critical funding for public health agencies and the Prevention and Public Health Fund, addressing the health impacts of climate change and protecting the Affordable Care Act. When we all raise our voices together, our leaders in Congress are more likely to listen!

The Public Health Action, or PHACT, campaign gives you the tools you need to talk to your members of Congress about the importance of public health. 

Find out how public health funding is faring in your state with our PHACT state fact sheets.

See how APHA members are speaking out.

Share your story: Email us at phact@apha.org. Tell us about your involvement in the PHACT campaign.

PHACT PRIORITIES
PUBLIC HEALTH FUNDING
PREVENTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH FUND/AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Impacts of repealing the Affordable Care Act

Use these talking points (PDF) to call your senators and oppose the Senate's health care bill.

CBO: Longer-Term Effects of the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 on Medicaid Spending: Medicaid spending would be 35 percent lower by 2036 under the Better Care Reconciliation Act (PDF)

Read the June 26 Congressional Budget Office analysis of the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act. CBO estimates the Senate bill will result in 22 million losing health insurance by 2026, $772 billion in cuts to Medicaid over a decade and higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans.

Public health organization statement opposing Senate efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the Prevention and Public Health Fund (June 20)

APHA letter to Senate leaders expressing concern over Senate efforts to develop legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (June 16)

Read APHA's statement after House passage of the American Health Care Act

Read APHA's letter opposing the American Health Care Act (PDF)

Read the Congressional Budget Office's updated analysis of the American Health Care Act. CBO estimates the bill will result in 23 million losing health insurance by 2026, $834 billion in cuts to Medicaid over a decade and higher premiums and out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans.

Read the APHA fact sheet on why we still need the Affordable Care Act. (PDF)

Kaiser Family Foundation tool to compare proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act

Center of Budget and Policy Priorities state by state impacts report

Families USA state by state fact sheets on impacts of ACA repeal

The Prevention and Public Health Fund

Read the APHA Prevention and Public Health Fund fact sheet (PDF)

Funding distribution of the Prevention and Public Health Fund

State fact sheets on the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Senate HELP Committee and House Committee on Energy and Commerce)

State fact sheets on the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Trust for America's Health)

List of organizations supporting the fund (PDF)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention accomplishments using the Prevention and Public Health Fund and FY 2016 state funding levels under the fund

Read the series of Senate Dear Colleague letters spearheaded by Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, Sen. Patty Murray, and joined by other senators addressed to their fellow colleagues to educate them on the public health benefits of the prevention fund. Be sure to thank your senator for their support if they signed the letter!

Take Action!

Sample phone script for calling your senators and urging them to oppose legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (PDF)

Tell your senators to oppose the American Health Care Act and to support the Affordable Care Act

Tell your members of Congress to support the PPHF!

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