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Obesity Treatment

Mar 5, 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

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

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

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

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

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

page8.pdf

...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

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