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Participate in the Prevention Fund "Virtual" Advocacy Day on June 15!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017  
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The Academy is participating as a partner on Thursday, June 15th and is asking all members to register and attend.

The Senate may soon consider legislation similar to the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA).  The Academy is joining partners on Thursday, June 15th for a Virtual Advocacy Day in support of the Prevention and Public Health Fund. The Academy continues to oppose the AHCA’s elimination of the Prevention Fund, the sole federal investment in prevention, which will harm state and local communities that depend on effective public-private partnerships to improve the health of their communities. 

It is critical that your Members of Congress know about your support of the Prevention Fund.  Learn more about programs funded by the Prevention Fund that utilize the unique expertise of RDNs, who are working on the front lines of preventive care across the country.

We hope you will take three quick but important steps today:

  • First, sign up for a Thunderclap to spread the word about the June 15th Advocacy Day.

  • Second, please RSVP for the Advocacy Day You will receive a reminder email about the 15th and a link to a tool that will make it simple and easy to contact your Members of Congress by phone and via social media.

  • Finally, please forward this message to your colleagues and encourage them to participate in the June 15th Advocacy Day.