The Good, Bad and the Ugly : Health Policy and Public Health Promotion in the Fast Lane. Donna Nichols, MSEd, CHES DHPE Health Policy Director Lavell Thornton, MPH, MCHES DHPE Health Policy Committee Chair DHPE Member Institute, New Orleans, LA, August, 2011. Remember When….
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The Good, Bad and the Ugly: Health Policy and Public Health Promotion in the Fast Lane
Donna Nichols, MSEd, CHES
DHPE Health Policy Director
Lavell Thornton, MPH, MCHES
DHPE Health Policy Committee Chair
DHPE Member Institute, New Orleans, LA, August, 2011
Quote: The Major Health Problems of Our Time…
…We didn’t have to worry about maintaining funds or staff?
…Federal funds filled the gaps when state funds were not enough?
…Being furloughed was something only the military did?
…Grant writing was not a do or die proposition?
Beginning in 2011, with newly assigned human and financial resources and a sharpened focus on health policy and health equity in its mission, DHPE intends to expand its efforts and accelerate its involvement in and contribution to national public health promotion policy
Last Person(s) Standing
Please Cut Off the Lights
All of the agreements to raise the debt ceiling reduce the deficit through cuts in 2-4 forms of government spending
Ask to Members of Congress: To NOT Cut the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF)
Take at least one action during the recess;
Lavell Thornton, MPH, CHES
Health Policy Chair
Donna C. Nichols, MSEd, CHES
Director of Health Policy