APA Webinar Explains Affordable Care Act’s Implications for Public Health

Posted on July 2, 2012


To our friends in the school health community:
The American School Health Association (ASHA) is delighted with the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold most of the Affordable Care Act. We are especially pleased that the Prevention components we supported with a Friend of the Court brief was ruled Constitutional and appropriate. This means a major shift of focus from the old Disease Model to one of early intervention and prevention. 
The overall decision will now move the necessity for advocacy to the state legislature and national presidential election in earnest. We hope you will begin working to preserve this ruling and the planned inclusion of more children into medical insurance coverage and increased prevention efforts.
Now it’s time to get to work.
We encourage you to register for “The Supreme Court’s Decision on the Affordable Care Act: Implications for Prevention and Public Health.” The webinar is hosted by our friend and allies at the American Public Health Association. For more information, contact APHA directly.  
In celebration, 
Stephen Conley, PhD
American School Health Association 
Executive Director
4340 East West Highway, Suite 403
Bethesda, Maryland 20814