The AHA today expressed support for the Lead-Safe Housing for Kids Act of 2017 (S. 1845). “Lead exposure in infants and young children is devastating to brain development and can result in permanent brain damage,” AHA said in a letter to the bill’s sponsors, Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Tim Scott (R-SC). “While important progress in reducing lead exposure has been made, the risk continues, particularly in older housing and communities. The most critical step in preventing lead exposure is identifying which homes and communities have lead, and removing lead before children are exposed. The Lead-Safe Housing Act for Kids Act of 2017 does exactly that, with a focus on low-income housing. Your legislation would prevent lead exposure and result in healthier children and communities.”
The House Ways and Means Committee today launched a health task force to better address the needs of residents in rural and underserved communities.
AHA staff recently visited two rural hospitals to see and hear firsthand how leaders are engaging in innovative practices to increase accessibility and…
The House Ways and Means Committee today passed the Opioid Workforce Act (H.R. 3414), AHA-supported legislation that would add 1,000 Medicare-funded training…
Nine in 10 voters say access to health care in rural communities is important, and three in five would be more likely to vote for a candidate who prioritized…
Tax-exempt hospitals and health systems provided $95 billion in community benefits in 2016, almost 11 times the value of their federal tax exemption.
Investing in our country’s health infrastructure is the right move to make.