Friday, November 6, 2009
Partnership for Prevention President/CEO Robert J. Gould Ph.D. applauded the support for disease prevention and health promotion that is provided in the health reform bill to be voted on the by the House of Representatives over the weekend.
"I wanted you to know that Partnership for Prevention strongly supports the prevention provisions of HR 3962, the 'Affordable Health Care for America Act.' Gould said in a letter to House Majority Whip Steny L. Hoyer, D-Md.
"We believe the provisions of HR 3962 establishing a dedicated national trust fund for prevention, wellness and public health will enable thousands of U.S. communities to help citizens quit tobacco, become more physically active, and reduce their risk of life-threatening diseases," Gould added. "Only by addressing these primary drivers of poor health and high health care costs can we foster community environments that will enable American families to support healthy behaviors and healthy choices."