Take Action

Join us in educating our legislators on important immunization and health issues that are affecting Nevada. Raising our voices together helps our message be heard, and leaders are more likely to listen!

APHA Speak for Health shared this information:

Now is a great time to advocate for public health in your own backyard. The U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to be in recess from July 27 until Sept. 4. While their schedule is still in question, the Senate is expected to be on recess at least the week of August 6 – 10. During these times, your representative and senators are home and more accessible. Reaching out to your lawmakers in support of strong funding for important public health programs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Health Resources and Services Administration and protecting the Prevention and Public Health Fund is especially important as Congress works to finalize fiscal year 2019 spending decisions before the current fiscal year ends Sept. 30.

There are many ways to gain the attention of your members of Congress and educate them and their staff,:

  • Meet with your members of Congress or their staff, or invite them to visit you.
  • Attend a public forum and ask a question.
  • Use Facebook or Twitter to engage your members of Congress. Use the hashtag #SpeakForHealth!
  • Email or call your members of Congress. Use an APHA action alert as a phone script or email message. It’s quick and easy.

Important public health issues are at stake, and your voice matters more than ever. Join us and call on Congress to put prevention and public health first.
 

Visit this page regularly for up-to-date action items or you can sign up for our Advocacy Action List.  You can also:

  • Follow key organizations on Facebook or Twitter: We recommend Vaccinate Your Family and Trust for America's Health
  • Follow and post using the hashtag #ProtectPrevention, #ProtectourCare, #KeepKidsCovered
  • Submit an op-ed or letter to editor to your local paper. Download Talking Points and Fact Sheets below to help with content.
  • Short on time? Send an action alert message to your members of Congress, or call your members of Congress and use the action alert message as a phone script.
  • Call the Capitol Switchboard (202-224-3121) to get connected to your Senator or Representative, or visit their webpages for more information.

 

ACA, Medicaid, and CHIP at work in Nevada

Nevada and the Prevention and Public Health Fund

PPHF at work in Nevada

Nevada and Medicaid

Immunizations and PPHF

Talking Points: Vaccines and PPHF

Medicaid and Rural America Report

Health Bills and Nevada Report

Nevadans Together for Medicaid

 

Did you miss our collaborative Let's Talk Prevention and Public Health webinar?

Watch the webinar (apologies for a couple technical glitches!): http://cc.readytalk.com/play?id=aa600u

Download the slides

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