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Obesity Prevention and Treatment

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP advocates for health care policies that address the significant health impact of obesity.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/obesity.html

Preventive Health

Oct 15, 2019 - The AAFP supports efforts to promote wellness and preventive public health care.

Advocacy : Stay Informed

https://www.aafp.org/advocacy/informed/pubhealth/prevstrategy.html

AAFP Letter to SFC on Chronic Care WG Policy Options - January 27, 2016

The AAFP Response to the initial policy options proposed by the Senate Finance Committee's Isakson-Warner Working Group on Chronic Care

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/acos/LT-SFC-ChronicCare-012715.pdf

Coalition letter supporting FDA jurisdiction over nicotine delivery devices.

A detailed coalition letter of 24 health groups expressing support for the FDA to have full jurisdiction over all nicotine delivery devices.

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-JT-FDA-ECigs-080814.pdf

Model Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Places Ordinance

...percent to 30 percent11 and increases the risk of stroke by 20 percent to 30 percent;12 and WHEREAS, tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke impose great social and economic costs, as evidenced by the following:  Between 2009 and 2012, the total annual...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Comprehensive%20Smokefree%20and%20Tobacco%20Free%20Places%20Ordinance.pdf

Smoke-Free Air Ordinance

...of the blood vessels, which are implicated in heart attacks and stroke.2 According to the 2014 U.S. Surgeon General's Report, The Health Consequences of Smoking-50 Years of Progress, secondhand smoke exposure causes stroke in nonsmokers. The report also found that since the 1964...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Smokefree%20Air%20Ordinance.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...In his testimony, Dr. Koh discussed the importance of public health and prevention activities in diseases such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. He described the increase of chronic disease in the US, as well as the growth in health care costs that have ensued. In her...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-October-14.pdf

AAFP Statement to the Senate HELP Committee on its Healthy Communities Hearing - ...

...all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health. This is true even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/ST-SenateHELP-HealthyCommunitiesHearing-111517.pdf

Novel Psychoactive Substances Economic Sanctions Laws

...(which may lead to heart attacks and strokes, chest pains, nosebleeds, and sweating), agitation, anxiety, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, tremors, seizures, hallucinations, paranoid behavior, and non-responsiveness. In most cases, the chemicals that make up these...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Novel%20Psychoactive%20Substances%20Economic%20Sanctions%20Law.pdf

FY2012 Health and Education Appropriations

Joint Letter to Congress on FY2012 Health and Education Appropriations

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Appropriations-090211.pdf

FY2013 Budget

Joint Letter to Congress on FY2013 Budget

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Budget-031612.pdf

Health Education Spending

Coalition Letter to the Senate on Health Education Spending

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Education-Spending-051410.pdf

FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

Joint Letter to HHS Regarding FY2011 Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Bill

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HHS-AppropriationsBill-102910.pdf

Non-Defense Discretionary Spending

Joint Letter to Congress on Non-Defense Discretionary Spending

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-Congress-Spending-071212.pdf

FY2012 Health F 550 Spending

Joint Letter on FY2012 Health F 550 Spending

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/title-vii/LT-HealthSpending-032411.pdf

HHS Million Hearts Initiative

Letter in Support of HHS Million Hearts Initiative

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-Sebelius-SupportHHSMillionHeartsInitiative-090711.pdf

AAFP Letter to the FDA in Response to FDASIA Health IT Report

AAFP letter to FDA on proposed Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for HIT report

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/health_it/interoperability/LT-FDA-FDASIA-HIT-070214.pdf

AAFP Response to the 2020 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - September 18, 2019

...kidney disease, (5) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or asthma, (6) depression, (7) diabetes, (8) heart failure, and (9) stroke or transient ischemic attack. o The AAFP appreciates the attention to monitoring care coordination and clinical outcomes for patients with multiple...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/feesched/LT-CMS-2020ProposedMPFSComments-091819.pdf

Prevention and Public Health Fund

Joint Letter to the House Opposing Legislation to Repeal Prevention and Public Health Fund

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/aca/LT-USHouseRepresentatives-RepealPreventionPublicHealthFund-041311.pdf

Microsoft Word - Senate CHIP Debate Sign-On Letter 01-27-09.doc

...American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) American Foundation for the Blind American Heart Association/American Stroke Association American Jewish Committee American Network of Community Options and Resources American Public Health Association American...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/chip/LT-Senator-RegardingChildrensHealthInsuranceProgram-012709.pdf

AAFP Statement on Medicaid the EandC and Health Subcommittee - January 31, 2017

...lower rates of all causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health, even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/medicaid/ST-House-Medicaid-013117.pdf

California Health in All Policies Executive Order

...all people is critical for a prosperous and sustainable California; and WHEREAS largely avoidable chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are a growing burden for the State and its people, and they negatively affect Californians’ productivity, quality of life,...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/CaliforniaHealthAllPoliciesExecutiveOrder%20.pdf

Model California Ordinance Regulating Electronic Smoking Devices

...and stroke; 20  Inconsistent labeling of nicotine levels in electronic smoking device products; 21 and  In one instance, diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze and toxic to humans; 22 and Model California Ordinance Regulating Electronic Smoking...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20California%20Ordinance%20Regulating%20Electronic%20Smoking%20Devices.pdf

Model Smoke-free Housing Ordinance

...25 percent to 30 percent9 and increases the risk of stroke by 20 percent to 30 percent;10  Secondhand smoke kills more than 400 infants every year; 11 and WHEREAS, secondhand aerosol emitted from electronic smoking devices has been identified as a health hazard, as...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20California%20Ordinance%20Regulating%20Smoking%20in%20Multi-Unit%20Residences.pdf

Model Healthy Beverage Vending Agreement

...including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, certain cancers, asthma, low self-esteem, depression, and other debilitating diseases.19 Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are beverages that...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/model_legislation/public_health/Model%20Legislation%20Requiring%20a%20Safety%20Warning%20for%20Sugar-Sweetened%20Beverages.pdf

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...in the Medicare population. They are: • Chest pain • Abdominal pain • Headache, traumatic and non-traumatic • Low back pain • Suspected stroke • Altered mental status • Lung cancer • Cervical or neck pain These eight clinical areas account for roughly 40 percent of Part B...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ES-MPFS2017-071316.pdf/subassets/page8.pdf

Medicare Program Revision to Payment Policies

Comments to CMS on Medicare Program Revision to Payment Policies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-CME-PolicyRevisiont-100606.pdf

Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update

Joint Comments to CMS Regarding Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update for Calendar Year 2011 Proposed Rule

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-CMS-2011RateRule-091410.pdf

Medicare Program: Revisions to Payment Policies

Comments to CMS on Medicare Program: Revisions to Payment Policies

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/payment/medicare/ST-CMS-PolicyRevisions-100606.pdf

Joint CDC Coalition Letter to Congress on FY 2019 Request - April 9, 2018

...stroke, cancer, lung disease and other chronic diseases; nutrition and physical activity; immunization; environmental health, including the prevention of childhood lead poisoning; oral health; reducing health disparities; preventing infant mortality and birth defects;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/environmental/LT-CDCCoalition-Congress-FY2019Request-040918.pdf

Obesity

AAFP Leading the Battle Against Obesity

Advocacy

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

Joint CDC Coalition Letter to Congress on FY2018 Spending - March 30, 2017

...promotion in schools and workplaces; the prevention of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung disease and other chronic diseases; nutrition and physical activity; immunization; environmental health, including the prevention of childhood lead poisoning; oral health;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-CDC-Congress-FY2018-03312017.pdf

AAFP Letter on the USDA SNAP and Work Requirements Rule - April 10, 2019

...impacts. This includes an increased prevalence and severity of diet-related diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some cancers.5,6,7 In addition, because of limited financial resources, those who are food insecure - with or without existing disease -...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/strategy/LT-USDA-SNAPWorkRule-04102019.pdf

Joint Coalition Letter to the FDA on Proposed Product Standard for NNN in Smokeless ...

...ischemic heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and fatal stroke. 5 Furthermore, epidemiological data 2 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), The Health Consequences of Using Smokeless Tobacco: A Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General, NIH Publication...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-CoalitionCommentsNNNProposedRule-071017.pdf

Joint Letter to HUD on Smokefree Public Housing - June 14, 2017

...Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General found that SHS is also a cause of stroke.4 The evidence supporting the association of SHS exposure of children with respiratory illnesses is strong. Increased rates of lower respiratory illness, middle-ear infections, tonsillectomy and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-HUD-SmokefreeCommentsRegulatoryTaskForce-061417.pdf

Durbin-Sanders Amendment

Letter to Senator Reid Regarding Support of the Durbin-Sanders Amendment

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-Reid-SupportofDurbinSandersAmendment-121309.pdf

AAFP Letter to the Senate Opposing Tobacco Riders - June 22, 2016

...use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In addition, tobacco use is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. America’s family physicians are committed to improving the health of patients, families, and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SEN-TobaccoRiders-062216.pdf

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...use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. In addition, tobacco use is a known cause of cancer, heart disease, stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. America’s family physicians are committed to improving the health of patients, families, and...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/tobacco/LT-SEN-TobaccoRiders-062216.pdf/subassets/page1.pdf

AAFP Letter in Support of Reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) - April ...

...impact of adult intimate partner violence (IPV) finds that victims of domestic violence are at increased risk for heart disease, obesity, stroke, hypertension, cervical cancer, chronic pain including arthritis, neck and back pain, and asthma. IPV also contributes to mental health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/prevention/women/LT-RepsBassFitzpatrick-VAWAReAuth-040219.pdf

Health Funding

Joint Letter from the Coalition on Health Funding to House and Senate Committees in Support of Health Funding

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/research/ahrq/LT-BudgetCommittees-FY14Funding-031413.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2010

...the importance of the health reform bill for his district, which has a large number of uninsured and has one of the highest incidences of stroke, diabetes and obesity. He said that he was American Academy of Family Physicians 9/8/2010 Page 2 of 4  Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-FL)...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2010/GR-Weekly-July-23.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...the $500 million provided last year. According to HHS, these funds will be used for the prevention of tobacco use, obesity, heart disease, stroke, and cancer; increase immunizations; and empower individuals and communities with tools and resources for local prevention and health...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-February-11.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...13, HHS announced the Million Hearts campaign which is designed to be a public-private initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. With cardiovascular diseases currently costing $444 billion every year in both medical costs and lost...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-September-16.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2011

...13, HHS announced the Million Hearts campaign which is designed to be a public-private initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years. With cardiovascular diseases currently costing $444 billion every year in both medical costs and lost...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2011/GR-Weekly-September-16edit.pdf

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly - 2012

...online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers nationwide. The ads focus on smoking-related lung and throat cancer, heart attack, stroke, Buerger’s disease, and asthma. The ads will be tagged with 1-800-QUIT-NOW, a toll-free number to access quit support across the country, or...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2012/GR-Weekly-March-23.pdf

AAFP Washington Update - November 7

AAFP Government Affairs Weekly Update - November 7, 2014

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2014/GR-Weekly-Nov-7.pdf

Washington Update - February 12, 2016

AAFP Washington Update - February 12, 2012

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/washington_update/2016/gr-weekly-feb-12.pdf

AAFP Statement to EandC Committee on THCGME, NHSC, and Title VII Reauthorization

...causes of mortality: mortality from heart disease, cancer, or stroke; infant mortality; low birth weight; and poor self-reported health, even after controlling for sociodemographic measures (percentages of elderly, urban, and minority; education; income; unemployment;...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/workforce/gme/ST-ECHealthSub-WorkforceSFR-091417.pdf

Amicus Brief - Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University fo ...

...in the medical profession: family members unnecessarily suffering- and even dying-from treatable conditions like diabetes, breast cancer, stroke, heart conditions, prostate cancer, and anemia due to a lack of access to care. The older I got, says Ali Torabi, a medical student at...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/amicus_brief/AB-AAMC-DACA.pdf

Joint Letter to Congress on Raise Family Caregivers Act - September 6, 2016

...Association on Health and Disability American Geriatrics Society American Health Care Association American Heart Association/American Stroke Association American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR) American Society on Aging America’s Health Insurance Plans Association...

Advocacy

https://www.aafp.org/dam/AAFP/documents/advocacy/coverage/pcmh/LT-CON-RAISE-090615.pdf

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