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Joint Letter to Congressional Leaders on TSCA - February 12, 2016

Letter to Congressional leaders urging to continue to prioritize public health regarding legislative efforts to update to the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-Congress-TSCA-021216.pdf

Joint Letter to the FDA on FSMA Funding - March 4, 2015

AAFP signed on to a medical and public-health group letter regarding FY2016 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) implementation funding.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-FDA-FSMAFunding-030415.pdf

AAFP Letter to FDA on Sunlamp Regulations - March 15, 2016

AAFP letter to the FDA on proposed rules titled Restricted Sale, Distribution, and Use of Sunlamp Products and Sunlamp Products; Proposed Amendment to Performance Standard

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-FDA-Sunlamp-031516.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate Supporting the Energy Policy Modernization Act - February 3, 2016

The AAFP supported an amendment to help address the Flint, Michigan lead poisoning/safe drinking water crisis.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-SEN-S2012-020316.pdf

Obesity

AAFP Leading the Battle Against Obesity

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/ES-AAFPLeadingBattleAgainstObesity-120110.pdf

Treat and Reduce Obesity Act

AAFP Letter to Sen. Carper Supporting the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act, S 1184

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-Carper-S1184-071013.pdf

National School Lunch Program Regulation

Letter to the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Regarding the Proposed National School Lunch Program Regulation

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-Lees-ProposedNationalSchoolLunchProgramRegulation-032212.pdf

AAFP Letter to FDA Supporting Stronger Nutrition Standards in CACFP - April 15, 2015

AAFP letter responding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's proposed updates for the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/obesity/LT-USDA-CACFP-041515.pdf

Getting Controlled Substance Prescriptions to Pharmacies

Joint Letter to the DEA on Communicating Controlled Substance Prescriptions to Pharmacies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-DEA-ControlledSubstancePrescriptions-110510.pdf

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies

Letter to the FDA Regarding Request for Comments on Standardization and Evaluation of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-FDA-REMS-070313.pdf

Safe Use Drug Classification Proposal

AAFP Letter to the FDA in Response to Their Safe Use Drug Classification Proposal

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-HHS-SafeUse-043012.pdf

Prescription Drug Abuse: Rockefeller Letter

Letter to Senator Rockefeller IV Regarding Prescription Drug Abuse

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-RockefellerIV-RegardingPrescriptionDrugAbuse-090611.pdf

Pain Management and Opioid Abuse

Letter to the FDA's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee regarding Pain Management and Opioid Abuse

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Kux-FDASafetyandRiskManagementAdvisoryCommit-101012.pdf

Letter to Senator Shaheen on NASPER Reauthorization

On August 29, 2014, the AAFP sent a letter to by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) in support of the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act (S 2529) which he introduced on November 18, 2013 to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Shaheen-NASPER-082914.pdf

Letter to Representative Whitfield on NASPER Reauthorization

On August 29, 2014, the AAFP sent a letter to by Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY) in support of the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting Reauthorization Act (HR 3528) which he introduced on November 18, 2013 to amend and reauthorize the controlled substance monitoring ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/risk/LT-Whitfield-NASPER-082914.pdf

AAFP Letter to Congress Opposing the Ban on Gun Violence Research - December 11, 2015

Congress has prohibited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using federal funds for research on gun violence. There is some movement in Congress to end that ban, and the AAFP's letter asks Congressional leaders to allow the CDC to conduct this needed research.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Con-GunViolence-121115.pdf

AAFP Letter to Sen. Heitkamp Supporting S 1446 - June 5, 2015

AAFP supports Sen. Heitkamp's bill to establish in HRSA a program to develop training programs for health care professionals to recognize victims of human trafficking.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/safety/LT-Heitkamp-SOARWellness-060515.pdf

National Prevention Strategy

Joint Letter to the Surgeon General on the National Prevention Strategy

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Benjamin-NPS-111210.pdf

AAFP Letter to Energy and Commerce on Common Sense Savings Act - March 15, 2016

The AAFP expressed concerns about proposed health care and public health cuts within HR 4725, the Common Sense Savings Act.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-EC-HR4725-031516.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate HELP on Mental Health Priorities - March 16, 2016

The AAFP comments on key primary care priorities for mental health reform.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-HELP-MentalHealth-031616.pdf

AAFP Letter to Rep. Pascrell on REDUCE Act - February 11, 2016

AAFP letter of support for the REDUCE Act which establishes a federal framework for the identification and execution of a national strategy to reduce health disparities based on race, gender, and other socioeconomic lines.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Pascrell-REDUCE-021116.pdf

AAFP Letter to Senate HELP Committee in Support of President Obama's Nominee for ...

AAFP Letter in Support of President Obama's Nominee for Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-Senate-Supporting%20MurthyforSurgeonGeneral-012314.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress Supporting Tobacco Provision in Trade Agreement - February 3, ...

Letter to House and Senate leaders in support of a provision in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement that would exempt tobacco products from agricultural rules that would otherwise have allowed tobacco companies to sue countries in international court for restrictions on the ...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CON-TobaccoControl-020316.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on FDA Funding and Jurisdiction Over Tobacco Products - May 1,...

Joint letter to House and Senate Appropriators regarding 2016 FDA funding levels and jurisdiction over tobacco products

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Con-FDATobacco-050115.pdf

Joint Letter to HHS on the Grandfather Date of the Tobacco Control Act - January 29, 2015

Joint letter to HHS writing to affirm the public health importance of the premarket review process for new tobacco products, which are defined as products introduced after February 15, 2007 and products modified after that date.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HHS-GrandfatherDate-012915.pdf

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