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 Health Reform Newsletter - News from Washington

Weekly Newsletter

This e-newsletter provides information about federal government activities that are relevant to local health departments.



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Current Issue

December 12: House Passes Appropriations Bill for FY2015; Ebola Update

December 5: Journal Supplement Featuring BCHC Urban Health Departments; NACo Unveils County Explore Interactive Map Tool

November 25: President Takes Unilateral Steps on Immigration; Final Menu Labeling Rules Released

November 21: New NACCHO Policy Statements; Last Chance to Provide Comments to EPA on Clean Power Plan

November 14: Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session; Congress Considers Ebola Funding Request

November 7: Midterm Election Results; EPA Announces Environmental Education Grants

October 31: NACCHO Releases Compendium of Policy Recommendations; New Ebola Update Monitoring Guidance

October 24: Ebola Update; EPA Invites Communities to Apply for Assistance to Build Resilienceand Pursue Revitalization

October 17: NACCHO Response to Ebola; Senator Releases Comprehensive Plan to Address Prescription Drug and Heroin Crisis

October 10: NACCHO President-Elect to Fight Ebola in Senegal; Provide Comments to HHS on Healthy People 2020  

October 3: NACCHO's New Profile Website; Ebola Update 

September 26: Provide Input for NACCHO's Legislative and Policy Agenda; CDC Releases Chronic Disease Grants

September 19: House and Senate Pass Continuing Resolution; NACCHO Big Cities Health Coalition Hosts Briefing on Prescription Drug and Opioid Epidemic

September 12: NACCHO Launches Engage Website; House Passes Public Health Related Bills

September 5: NACCHO Meets with White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; CDC Releases Latest Obesity Map

August 29: NACCHO President Publishes Op-Ed on Drug Overdose Epidemic; NACCHO Members Host Federal Policymakers

August 22: CDC Seeks Comment on Workplace Tobacco Policies; HHS Holds Meeting on Climate Change and Health

August 15: NACCHO Executive Director to Retire; Ebola Update

August 8: NACCHO and Local Health Departments Weigh In on FDA Deeming Regulation on Tobacco Authority 

August 1: House Passes Public Health Related Bills and Vector-Borne Disease Bill; Bill to Expand Treatment for Opioid Addiction Introduced

July 25: New NACCHO Policy Statements; Sample template to provide comments to FDA

July 18: NACCHO Raises Awareness on Impacts of Budget Cuts; House Committee Passes Public Health Bills

July 11: House Passes Preparedness Related Bills; Changes in Obama Administration

July 3: Summer Meals Bills Introduced; Senator Calls on CDC to Issue Health Alert for Chikungunya Threat

June 20: NACCHO Announces 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors; Senate Takes Up First "Minibus"

June 13: Top-level Analysis of Senate Public Health Funding Bill; NACCHO Issues Forces of Change Survey Results

June 6: NACCHO Webinar on FY2015 Public Health Funding; Action Needed on Healthy School Meals

May 30: House Action on Healthy School Meals; EPA Releases New Climate Change Indicators

May 23: CDC Announces Funding Availability for Chronic Disease; Congress Takes Action to Weaken Healthy School Meals Standards

May 23: CDC Issues Five of Six Chronic Disease Funding Opportunities

May 16: Senate Committee Holds Hearing on E-Cigarettes; CDC NCHS Releases Health, United States 2013

May 9: FY2015 Funding Update; FDA Administrator and CDC Director Speak Out on Opioid Abuse

May 2: NACCHO Holds BCHC Congressional Briefing on E-Cigarettes; NACCHO Publishes Op-ed on Roll Call Highlighting E-Cigarette Regulation

April 25: FDA Proposes to Extend Authority to Additional Tobacco Products; NACCHO President Featured on Webinar about Tackling Health Disparities

April 18: Burwell Nominated for HHS Secretary; Senators Release Report on Marketing of E-Cigarettes

Apr. 11: NACCHO Launches Health Reform Website for Local Health Departments; Senate Committee Passes Injury Prevention Bill

Apr. 4: Opportunity to Engage with EPA and HHS Leaders; Home Visiting Reauthorization Signed Into Law

Mar. 28: House Passes "Doc Fix" Bill Including MIECHV Extension; NACCHO Video on How to Communicate with Elected Officials

Mar. 21: NACCHO Presents on President's FY2015 Budget; Senate Passes Child Care Disaster Plan Legislation

Mar. 14: Take Action to Reauthorize MIECHV; NACCHO Board Member Honored by State Senate

Mar. 11: Analysis of President's FY2015 Budget

Mar. 7: President Releases FY2015 Budget Proposal; Register for NACCHO Webinar on President's Budget

Feb. 28: NACCHO Leaders Take to the Hill; NACCHO Weighs in on FY14 Funding Implementation

Feb. 21: Local Health Officials in the News; NACCHO FY2015 Funding Priorities

Feb. 14: Member Spotlight on Population Health; Members of Congress Target e-Cigarettes

Feb. 7: NACCHO Applauds CVS Stand on Tobacco; Farm Bill Moves to Become Law

Jan. 31: Farm Bill Passes House; House Member Introduces Bill to Support Bike and Pedestrian Opportunities

Jan. 24: Senate Clears Poison Control Programs Bill; CDC Releases Prevention Status Reports

Jan. 17: Congress Completes Work on FY2014; Surgeon General Releases 50th Anniversary Report on Smoking & Health

Jan. 10: NACCHO Announces 2014 Legislative Agenda; Congress Nears Completion on Farm Bill

Jan. 3: What to Watch in 2014

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