It is urgent that your member of Congress hears from you today! Please ask your Representative to keep the Prevention and Public Health Fund intact! Prevention Fund dollars are being used to:
Enhance community-based preventive health programs at the local level, including obesity and diabetes prevention
Expand awareness of clinical preventive services and benefits
Bolster the public health workforce and infrastructure at the state and local level
Support science and research in chronic disease prevention.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionists across the country play a critical role in community-based prevention programs that often receive support from the Prevention Fund. Learn more about how the Prevention Fund invests in public health here.
Congress will be making decisions this week. Please go the Academy’s Action Center to support our profession, protect jobs and keep the Prevention and Public Health Fund intact!
After you have taken the action alert please tweet:
Why is #Congress eliminating the #PreventionFund that supports nutrition jobs in public health? #rdchat #eatrightPRO
Tell #Congress an ounce of prevention = a pound of cure! Take action: http://sm.eatright.org/actionalert #rdchat #eatrightPRO
Urge Congress to protect investments in public health! Vote NO to cutting the #PreventionFund! #eatrightPRO
I wrote my Congress members to let them know I support the #PreventionFund. Take action today: http://sm.eatright.org/actionalert #rdchat @eatrightpro
Please take action today.
Sue Linja, RDN, LD
Public Policy Coordinator
Idaho Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics