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ICA SIGNS LETTER TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS
United States House of Representatives House Republican Leader McCarthy announced the creation of seven issue-specific task forces designed to identify and develop policy solutions to issues facing the American people with an opportunity for comment.
Below are highlights of the overall themes of the letter:
- The United States has failed to adequately and consistently prioritize funding for the prevention of chronic diseases and conditions and the promotion of health and well-being.
- This failure has made our nation more vulnerable to severe illness and death from infectious disease.
- The exorbitant and increasing cost of the nation’s “sick care” system is not sustainable for individuals, families, communities, employers, and policymakers.
- This challenge is surmountable and reversible with sufficient investment in upstream strategies that help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
As representatives of the IC/BPS community, the ICA was asked to sign on to this letter that was addressed to Congressmen Richard Hudson, Jim Banks, and Tom Cole.
Click here to read the letter.